DigiTimes has learned that ASMedia has landed orders for B550 and A520 chipsets, which will ship to motherboard makers in Q4 2019. These will not support PCIe 4.0.
Some speculate there may be limited support (e.g., from the CPU), but only PCIe 3.0 is mentioned in the report.
It’d be worth pointing out that the boards probably still support PCIe 4.0 on the main PCIe slot and main M.2 slot from the CPU— Dr. Ian Cutress (@IanCutress) June 14, 2019
That’s not surprising, as ASMedia doesn’t have a contract with AMD yet for X570. The company expects to win orders for the PCIe 4.0-based chipset in 2020.
At a recent shareholders meeting, ASMedia chairman Jerry Shen said his company will step up the development of next-generation PCIe chip products and offer complete USB solutions covering 5G, 10G, and 20G, in addition to developing more applications for its SATA controller chips.