According to a report from The China Times, ASMedia has run into trouble producing AMD’s B550 and A520 chipsets.
Mass production will supposedly commence in the first quarter, but that could mean anywhere from mid-January to late March.
That isn’t good news for prospective Ryzen 3000 adopters who are on a tight budget and want a cheaper alternative to X570 motherboards.
While using last-gen hardware (e.g., B450) with updated firmware is one solution, B550 will undoubtedly come with improvements that bring it closer to previous flagships.
The biggest rumor is that PCIe 4.0 support will remain exclusive to the X570 chipset, however.