01/24/2023 at 10:45 a.m. by Thilo Bayer – How well does socket AM5 do against AMD’s top dog AM4? And can Intel gain more market share in Socket 1700 thanks to Raptor Lake? Vote and show us which I/O hubs are currently particularly exciting for our readers.
The editors regularly ask their readers about the hardware they use in their systems. This helps us to assess which platforms and products are particularly exciting for you. Today we have two polls on I/O hubs or “chipsets”.
New survey for 2023
The I/O hub, previously known as the “chipset” or at Intel as the “platform controller hub” (PCH), is one of the most important components for mainboards. The CPU uses it to communicate with the external devices, and a specific I/O hub can also be required for special features such as overclocking. Due to the many new releases such as the Z790, B650(E) or X670(E) we would like to update our surveys.
We are starting the new year with a survey for the first quarter of 2023 and would like to know what the current distribution of sockets and I/O hubs looks like. As a reminder: Even before the launch of Zen 4 or Socket AM5, AMD had an overwhelming advantage. In Q3, 36.4 percent of the participants voted only for the X570. Almost 20 percent had ticked the B550, so that’s over 50 percent X570 and B550. There wasn’t much left for Intel. The Z690 for socket 1700 was still the largest Intel I/O hub at 5.6 percent.
A slightly different picture emerges in Q4 2022. The X570 landed at 29.8 percent, ahead of the B550 with 20.5 percent and the Z690 with 8.5 percent. The socket AM4 came to a whopping 64.4 percent in total, the socket 1700 from Intel to 11.4 percent. Socket AM5 only got 4.2 percent, but of course it had the big disadvantage of being very fresh. Is that still the case now? Where do the Socket AM5 chipsets B650(E) and X670(E) land, where do the Z790, B760 and H770 for Socket 1700?
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