AMD updates chipset drivers: Support USB4, improve 3D V-Cache performance

Although AMD has not provided it directly on the official website, its latest chipset driver version has come to, and some motherboard manufacturers have provided downloads. AMD has made a lot of additions to this version of the chipset driver, adding many new features.

According to TechPowerup, a very important update of the chipset driver of version is to provide support for USB4. Although only the 64-bit version of the Windows 10 operating system is temporarily supported, it is only a matter of time before it adapts to the Windows 11 operating system. This chipset drivers version is mainly for the Ryzen 6000 series released at CES 2022 this year. This APU codenamed Rembrandt and based on the Zen 3+ architecture is currently AMD’s only product that supports USB4.

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D ship

Supporting USB4 on mobile platforms is an important step for AMD. Competitor Intel has obvious advantages in the scalability of notebook computers by virtue of the popularization of the Thunderbolt 4 interface. AMD supports a 40 Gbps transfer rate through USB4, DisplayPort 1.4a HBR3, and is compatible with Thunderbolt 3 standard, providing functions close to Thunderbolt 4.

Another interesting part is that AMD provides a “3D V-Cache performance optimizer driver” for the 64-bit version of the Windows 10/11 operating system in the chipset driver version As for the specific role, it is still unclear.
The Ryzen 7 5800X3D is the first Zen 3 architecture desktop processor with 3D V-Cache technology, with 8 cores and 16 threads, a base clock of 3.4 GHz, a boost clock of 4.5 GHz, and an L3 cache of 96MB. The Ryzen 7 5800X3D with Vermeer-X cores will be available on April 20 for $449.