All about AMD’s new socket for next-generation Zen4 processors
socket / socket AM4 It came to market in March 2017. After more than 5 years of life, AMD launched the new socket AM5 With processors (CPUs) AMD Ryzen 7000 existing architecture Zain 4. The arrival of the new socket also brings support for a number of new technologies, such as DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 memories for PCI-Express x16 slots designed specifically for video cards, as well as M.2 SSD slots based on this speed. For the first time, AMD will have native Wi-Fi support already with Wi-Fi 6E, as well as Hi-Speed USB ports, HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 2, the latest versions on the market when it comes to video connections.
Official launch of Ryzen 7000 processors and AM5 motherboards will begin on August 29, 2022
Another big change is that The AM5 socket will be LGAwith the pins on the motherboard, as is already the case with the Threadripper line and Intel Core competitors.
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In this article, I detail the major changes to AMD’s new socket for Ryzen processors, as well as the news that comes with it, in a survey of everything that has been announced so far, as well as information about the many leaks that have been happening all along. this year. For those who want to learn more about AMD, I recommend accessing this search filter.
When will AMD release AM5 socket?
AMD will release the AM5 socket with motherboards (mainboard, moltherboard) for the Ryzen 7000 Zen4 processor architecture, the first models compatible with the new socket, on August 29 at 20:00 GMT. The company officially announced the date through a statement that can be seen in this news.
It’s official: AMD will announce the new Ryzen 7000 processors on August 29
The launch is scheduled for the end of September, according to rumors.
AM5 socket changes the concept of PGA to LGA
Unlike other plugs (or sockets) for AMD consumers such as AM4 and AM3, which are in the PGA concept (matrix pin), [leia-se “pinos no processador”]the new AM5 will be in the LGA concept (Ground Grid Matrix), with the pins on the motherboard, the same concept that Intel has adopted with its line of consumer Intel Core processors. This type of socket, as you mentioned, has pins on the motherboard, but AMD, unlike Intel, does not use the number of pins in the name of the chipset (eg Intel LGA 1700, LGA 1200, LGA 1156). In the case of AMD AM5, it has Total 1,718 teeth with native support for a maximum consumption of 170W.
It is also worth noting that this socket concept is not new to modern AMD products, since since the first generation Ryzen Threadripper, the company has used this format in its line of HEDT processors (advanced desktop) high performance. As for the level of curiosity, AMD TR4 and sTRX4 sockets have 4,094 threads.
Compatible Socket AM5 Processors
As the first models of processors compatible with the AM5 socket, we will have the Ryzen 7000 line based on the Zen4 architecture, which promises significant improvements and high performance. Already in the first generation, we should see models exceeding 5 GHz, as AMD itself announced in its marketing materials.
According to the leaks, at least 4 models should be launched in the first wave of processors, which could be Ryzen 9 7950X, Ryzen 9 7900X, Ryzen 7 7700X, Ryzen 5 7600X.
Below are comparison tables with unofficial data (by TechPowerUp). This data is likely to have changes in some fields, especially related to processor clocks.
AM5 socket chipset
With the launch of the new generation of processors, AMD will also launch a new chipset called AMD 600 Series chipsetinitially consisting of three models: AMD X670 Extreme (or X670E), X670, B650. As it happened in the previous lines, it is likely that a simpler and cheaper model will be released in the future, if it follows the concept that AMD has adopted so far, and it should be called the AMD A620.
As the years go by, new chipsets and processors will be released considering the same socket, which could have as long a life as the AM4, according to AMD.
During the AMD event, the company presented some models of motherboards with the X670 Extreme (or X670E) chipset for enthusiasts, with projects that include the latest technology and high-quality finishes. Below are some photos showing the high-end models from ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI.
Only TOP motherboard! AMD Introduces AM5 X670E Cards for Ryzen 7000
Support 170W original TDP
AMD has significantly increased the supported TDP for new socket AM5 compatible processors, now originally at 170W. As a basis for comparison, the AM4 socket was 105W. With this change it will be possible to “saving” more power to the processors, and with a larger card it will be possible to reach higher speeds.
Confirmed support for DDR5, but not DDR4
It has been confirmed that AMD’s new AM5 platform will support the DDR5 memory standard, and AMD itself has already stated support for this standard. Leaks suggest that core support may start at 5200MHz, compared to the 4800MHz that Intel uses with its 12th-generation Core processors. It is also worth noting that this is the base frequency of the supported memories, which can theoretically run at 4800MHz with lower operating frequency or reach speeds above 6000MHz with overclocked modules.
We’ve already posted news with some motherboards with the AMD X670E chipset that AMD presented at one of their events, but none of the manufacturers mentioned which memory repeats the boards support, only DDR5 models.
Some pre-release rumors say that AMD may also release cards with the DDR4 standard, which are cheaper and easily found in the market. There’s nothing certain about whether or not the DDR4 standard will be supported, but it makes particular sense for entry-level motherboards, such as any models using the A620 chipset, which haven’t been announced yet.
PCIe 5.0 will be supported by PCI Express and M.2 SSD slots
The new PCIe 5.0 standard, which first appeared on Intel 600 Series motherboards, is now arriving on the AMD platform. However, now in addition to PCI-Express x16 slots for graphics cards, some motherboards will also offer M.2 connections with support for NVMe SSDs based on PCIe 5.0 x4. As with the X570 cards, the first models to support NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSDs, and the X670 and X670E cards will be the first motherboards on the market to support PCIe 5.0 SSDs.
The three chipsets announced so far: X670E, X670 and B650 will support PCIe 5.0. At least when it comes to PCIe 5.0 SSDs via M.2 slots, the simplest model will be supported according to the AMD website.
USB 20Gbps / USB 3.2 Gen2x2
When it comes to USB connections, the company has currently announced support for up to 20Gbps, which in practice means support for USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 connections. However, some leaks suggest that some cards may support faster connections such as USB 4, which can go up to 40Gbps, the same speed as Thunderbolt 4. But there are still no confirmations regarding this type of technology.
Wi-Fi 6E is natively powered by AMD
A bet on the trend of high-speed wireless connections, AMD is adding support for Wi-Fi connectivity to its chipset for the first time, in the Wi-Fi 6E version, currently the fastest in commercial use. Until then, AMD used third-party chips to add support for these technologies on its motherboards, including chips from Intel, but now it has its own solution after a signed partnership with MediaTek in 2021.
AM4 coolers will be compatible with AM5 processors
AMD has already announced that coolers developed for socket AM4 processors will be compatible with AM5 models, which is a very important feature as it is the least component a user needs to worry about when migrating the system. Another detail is that it is easier for manufacturers, because it is not necessary to develop specific coolers for the new platform for a better heat dissipation scenario, a situation that occurs with much larger and well-differentiated Ryzen Threadripper processors.
Stay tuned on Adrenaline and we’ll be covering all the news from AMD regarding the new Ryzen 7000 processors that will be released soon.
Confirmed: Ryzen 9 7950X, 7900X, Ryzen 7 7700X, Ryzen 5 7600X
AMD confirms the presence of these SKUs on their website
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