The Russian company, Philax has announced a joint venture with GS Group Holdings to locally manufacture at least 40,000 motherboards and 50,000 monitors. All the motherboards will be based on AMD’s relatively dated B450 chipset and therefore, primarily leverage the Ryzen 2000, 3000, or 5000 CPUs. The boards come with the standard feature-set seen in budget motherboards such as DDR4-3200 memory support, multi-monitor support, multi-GPU support over two PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, SATA III (with RAID 0,1 and 10), as well as USB 3.1.
- Supports AMD AM4 Ryzen ™ 2000, 3000 and 5000 Series Desktop Processors;
- Supports DDR4 3200/2933/2667/2400/2133 ECC and non-ECC memory up to 128GB;
- support for up to three monitors;
- 2x PCI Express 3.0 x16;
- 1x PCI Express 2.0 x1;
- 4x SATA3 6.0 Gb / s, supports RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 10), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug functions;
- 2x USB 2.0 (ESD protection);
- 4x USB 3.1 Gen1 (ESD Protection).
These motherboards are the first AMD products to be manufactured in Russia and will primarily target government agencies. They already cover the basic requirements of the register of the Ministry of Industry and Trade and therefore can be supplied to local institutions. The examination, as a result of which the board will be included in the GISP, should be completed in May 2021.
The company is also planning to develop and manufacture motherboards (in the future) for compact barebones systems, aimed at domestically produced processors such as the Elbrus and Baikal. There are plans to expand the monitor lineup and work on a touch panel for educational and government institutions.