Surprise! A mere week after announcing that its B450 and X470 motherboards wonâ€™t support future generations of Ryzen processors, AMD has had a change of heart regarding socket AM4 compatibility. Huzzah! Next-gen Ryzen processors will now support both 400-series and 500-series AM4 motherboards, though there are many caveats involved.
â€œOver the past week, we closely reviewed your feedback on that news: we watched every video, read every comment and saw every Tweet,â€� AMD said in a release, via Anandtech. â€œWe hear that many of you hoped a longer upgrade path. We hear your hope that AMD B450 and X470 chipsets would carry you into the â€˜Zen 3â€™ eraâ€¦As the team weighed your feedback against the technical challenges we face, we decided to change course.â€�