AM5 socket: release date, RAMP tech & more - What we know (2022)

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AMD’s AM5 is the new socket type for the yet-to-release AMD Ryzen 7000 series of processors on the Zen 4 architecture. Like the processor, we have yet to see anything from motherboard manufacturers regarding the AM5 socket.
We’re going to provide everything we know about the socket so far such as the AM5 release date and new technologies and speculate on a few other exciting details too. This page will be updated with all the latest AM5 socket news so come back and check daily if you want the very latest details.

Latest News: AM5 to release on the 15th of September 2022, says @wxnod, after leaking a photo of the presentation relating to the release of AM5 and Zen 4.

Officially, Dr. Lisa Su, the CEO of AMD, has announced that the release date for both AM5 motherboards and Zen 4 CPUs will be scheduled for Fall 2022, meaning we could see Ryzen 7000 CPUs hit the shelves as early as September. Check out our Zen 4 release date page for more details. Another leak suggests that AM5 and Zen 4 will release on the 15th of September 2022.

Now read: AM5: Where to buy. If you want to be kept up to date on the best AM5 retailers upon launch.

Have any questions about Zen 4 and Ryzen 7000 series CPUs? check out our AMD Zen 4 everything we know page.

The days draw nearer for the release of AM5, we’re currently working on getting our hands on some AM5 motherboards to put to the test – along with some Zen 4 CPUs of course. One would be useless without the other. So stay tuned for some first-hand benchmarks around AM5 and Zen 4.

Some of the topics we will be discussing in this article are:

  • What is AM5?
  • What is LGA 1718?
  • AM5 release date
  • AM5 socket
  • AM5 Chipsets
  • DDR5 RAMP technology
  • AM5 news
  • AM5 leaks

Latest AM5 news

In a press release, Finalwire stated that they’re adding official support for AMD Zen 4 and AM5 motherboards in its latest AIDA64 release.

Press Release: FinalWire Ltd. today announced the immediate availability of AIDA64 Extreme 6.75 software, a streamlined diagnostic and benchmarking tool for home users; the immediate availability of AIDA64 Engineer 6.75 software, a professional diagnostic and benchmarking solution for corporate IT technicians and engineers; the immediate availability of AIDA64 Business 6.75 software, an essential network management solution for small and medium scale enterprises; and the immediate availability of AIDA64 Network Audit 6.75 software, a dedicated network audit toolset to collect and manage corporate network inventories.

This addition of support from AIDA64, suggests we’re mere months away from release. It’s looking like the September 2022 projections are correct.

AMD Zen 4 CPUs could release all at once

Moore’s law is dead on Youtube has reported that all AMD Zen 4 CPUs could release all at once when September rolls around. Although this doesn’t mention AM5 specifically it could have some implications.

This could suggest that AM5 motherboards may follow the same release model. At the end of the day, the only reason AMD would release all of their CPUs at once is that it’s a power play on Intel. And why would AMD tank the sales of its more budget CPUs, if there are no budget boards released to pair them with?

We know that there are three main chipsets on the AM5 platform that are launching, but we don’t specifically know in what order. If we go off AM4 and the 5000 series of CPUs, we know that it was the X570 that first saw the light of day, followed by both the B550 and the A520 months later.

could we see a solid and united release of all AMD products this time around? We sure hope so.

What is AM5?

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The AM5 socket is set to replace the current long-standing AM4 socket to house the up-and-coming Zen 4 Ryzen CPUs and it has very big shoes to fill after the massive success of its predecessor.

Intel switches its socket type every couple of years whereas AMD kept AM4 in the running for six years but now, it’s time for a change.

Not much is known about AM5 yet but the most notable difference with AM4 is the move from PGA to the land grid array CPU socket (LGA) with 1718 pins, 18 pins more than the latest Intel CPU socket.

(Video) Thinking of adopting AMD's AM5 CPU? Watch this first!

AM5 will be the best of the best hands down, AM4 has proven its worth. Now it’s time for AM4 to step aside and cement its place in history as probably the most legendary socket there will ever be.

Our opinion so far on AM5

We think that AM5 is going to be the best socket we have ever seen in terms of technology, AM4 held its ground for over 5 years and held it well. AM5 has to fill those shoes but based on the state of things so far, and everything we know about the specifications of the AM5 standard. We know this is going to be big. Zen 4 is an extremely powerful new CPU generation we arent exactly sure how powerful, but we have seen projected performance improvements of up to 30% in some areas. However, a good CPU is only as good as the socket it sits in.

What is LGA 1718?

LGA stands for land grid array and has been Intel’s socket of choice since 2006 but now with AMD making the switch, we thought it would be beneficial to run you through what LGA actually is.

LGA is a packaging technology with a rectangular grid of contacts called ‘lands’. This differs from the PGA or pin grid array packaging technology that AMD currently uses.

The pin grid array is similar to the land grid array layout, but in place of “lands”, you have pins protruding from the bottom of the chip itself. Compared to PGA, LGA reduces the likelihood of damage to the chip either before or during the installation process. This is just one of many benefits to LGA.

AMD AM5 motherboards are to release on 15th September 2022.

The AM5 release date is 15th September 2022.

A Twitter leaker@wxnodhas leaked a picture of a presentation pertaining to the release of AM5 and Zen 4.

During a presentation in China, presumably for local distributors and PC part retailers, the person giving the presentation may have accidentally confirmed the date Ryzen 7000 series and AM5 motherboards become available to the public

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During the presentation, one of the slides indicated that the Zen 4 series and accompanying AM5 motherboards could be available to purchase on September 15th. The slide in question marked September 15th as the “on-sale” date.

AMD AM5 release confirmed as “Fall 2022” at Computex 2022

AM5 motherboards are set to release alongside Zen 4 CPU in “Fall 2022” says AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su, at Computex 2022. A fall 2022 release date means we could see all three current AM5 chipsets, X670E, X670, and B650, hit the shelves as early as September 2022.

There’s no specific release date information yet, but we’re sure we will get some information via leaks or official AMD announcements in the coming months.

The 600 series AM5 motherboards

The AMD 600 series AM5 motherboards have been announced at Computex 2022 and will release sometime in the Fall of this year. The New motherboards are set to feature a whole host of new technology including DDR5 support, 24 ultrafast PCIe lanes capable of gen 5 speeds, and 14 super speed USB ports, boasting 20GB/s speeds – just to name a few.

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There are three chipsets for AM5 that have been announced, these are the X670E, X670, and B650. Of course, much like the current gen, these motherboards will ship with different features and be targeted toward different users within the market.

The current hierarchy stands at:

  • X670E (extreme) is the best of the best, featuring all the connectivity powered by the latest and fastest technology – DDR5, PCIe 5 – and the most extreme overclocking potential.
  • X670 will feature some PCIe gen 5 connectivity, but not all PCIe or M.2 slots. X670 will also most likely have less connectivity, but will still feature strong overclocking potential
  • B650 is the budget option, being a more bare-bones motherboard with less connectivity. The perfect balance of price point and capability – featuring all the connectivity that AM5 has to offer, but none or much less of the overclocking capabilities.

If you want to know more about the 600 series AM5 motherboards, check out our 600 series AM5 news piece.

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AM5 X670E chipset

The X670E chipset is the best AM5 has to offer, with the letter ‘E’ meaning ‘Extended’. The X670E chipset features all the benefits AMD announced at its keynote, these are PCIe Gen 5 for graphics and storage, SVI-3 power infrastructure for better overclocking and more power stages, and up to four HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 2.0 ports. The X670E features PCIe connectivity for all of its PCIe slots, meaning primary and secondary PCIe slots, and all M.2 storage slots.

The Extreme version of the X670 is also said to have completely unrestricted overclocking, meaning all the VRMs you could ever need with excellent power staging and delivery.

The X670E is the best of the best, and will most likely cost a pretty penny, These will most likely be your Crosshair Heros and Aorus Extremes.

AM5 X670 chipset

The X670 chipset is the little brother to the X670E, with all of the connectivity, just not as many features.The X670 still features enthusiast-level overclocking support, although it may not feature quite as much delivery support.

The main difference is the PCIe Gen 5 support, with the X670 only having PCIe GPU support in its primary X16 PCIe slot, the rest will be PCIe Gen 4.

Storage remains the same, however, with PCIe Gen 5 powering M.2 storage on both the X670E and X670 motherboards.

The X670 chipset motherboard will likely cost a little less than the X670E, how much exactly we’re not quite sure.

X670 & X670E dual chipset design

The AM5 X670 and X670E will feature a dual chipset design, meaning there are not one but two chipsets on one motherboard. The dual chipset design is relatively unheard of, in fact, AMD didn’t discuss it at all in its keynote presentation at Computex 2022. It was MSI that spilled the beans on the high-end X670 chipset design.

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Why use two chipsets though? well, good question. One huge complaint among X570 consumers was the loud active chipset cooling solution that motherboards were coupled with. This time around AMD decided to double the chipsets and spread the processing load among them, meaning each chipset individually won’t have to work as hard, lessening the heat generated.

Not much is known about the nature of the dual chipset design, however, we know that they’re most likely going to be dual B650 chipsets.
If you would like to read more on the subject, we have an “MSI shows off dual X670 chipset design” news piece for you to read.

(Video) Will it be worth upgrading to an AM5 CPU at launch?

AM5 B650chipset

The B650 chipset is the budget-oriented AM5 motherboard.The B650 will not feature any overclocking support and will most likely have much fewer VRMs, as a result.

The B650 chipset will not feature PCIe Gen 5 capabilities for any of its PCIe slots, 8x or 16X. However, the B650 will still feature PCIe Gen 5 storage technology for compatible M.2 SSDs.

If you want to know more, check out our X670E vs X670 vs B650 chipset page.

Will the AMD 5000 series fit AM5?

No, the Ryzen 5000 series CPUs are based on the AM4 socket. That socket itself is based on PGA or Pin Grid Array, meaning the socket architecture is completely different from that of AM5. The AM5 socket is based on LGA or Land Grid Array, meaning the bottom of the CPU is populated with “lands”, little contact pads that correspond to pins in the socket.

Although AM5 CPU coolers retain compatibility with AM4 sockets, it is not the same case with CPUs. Don’t buy an AM5 CPU and expect it to fit into an AM4 socket.

Is AM5 LGA or PGA?

As mentioned above, AM5 is based on the LGA (Land Grid Array) socket architecture, this is the same socket type that Intel has been using for many years now. The reason for the switch is, among many things, it allows better connectivity between CPU and motherboard, and seating the pins in the motherboard socket instead of on the bottom of the CPU, better protects them from harm.

Will AM5 last as long as AM4?

Dr. Lisa Su announced that AM5 will be given a long life cycle, aiming to support the socket for many years to come. Whether AM5 will last as long as AM4 remains to be seen. We doubt AMD will wait this long to upgrade socket types again, however, as AM4 is visibly showing its age. And has set AMD back a little bit in terms of performance on the current socket.

This next section contains old news.

Here are all the unofficial leaks and tweets pertaining to AM5 and its release date. We feel it’s important to leave it here for a while so you can admire all the sources and all the hard work that went into figuring out AMD’s plans before it announced them.

You can skip ahead to “AMD AM5 socket and mounting mechanism” if you do not wish to read all the unofficial leaks.

AM5 leaks

A prolific Twitter leaker (who has posted AMD’s internal road maps in the past) named Greymon55 suggests that the Zen 4 CPU’s release will not be in Q4 at all, despite earlier indications. As we know we will see AM5 socket motherboards released alongside AMD’s Raphael CPUs.

In a response to Hassan Mujtaba from Wccftech, Greymon55 confirmed that the launch is set to go ahead before September 2022. Could we see an August release date for Zen 4/AM5?

Earlier than that.

— Greymon55 (@greymon55) February 11, 2022
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getwinder Zen 4 leak

As we know Zen 4 and AM5 have to release simultaneously as one is useless without the other.
There has been another Zen 4 leak by getwinder over at Chiphell suggesting that Zen 4 CPUs could see the light of day in April 2022. With that, we should also see AM5 motherboards hit the shelves if the leak is to be true.

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AM5 release date: Mass production

Twitter leaker Greymon55 took to Twitter to suggest that the AMD Ryzzen 7000 series CPU could enter mass production as early as April – May. This lines the CPU up for an August – September release date if AMD production history is to repeat itself. This of course means that the AM5 motherboards will be released alongside the brand new Raphael CPUs.

Guys, Rap…l is about to enter the mass production stage.🤫🤫

— Greymon55 (@greymon55) March 29, 2022

If you’d like to read more on these leaks and what they mean, check out the Zen 4 article we wrote, where we explain them in more detail.

AM5 pre-production and Q3 2022 launch (rumor)

Wccftech reports that announcements regarding AM5 and Zen 4 CPUs are expected to be delivered at Computex 2022, one of the world’s largest tech conventions that usually takes place at the end of May.

based on information gained from the Chinese website Enthusiastic Citizen The X670 series of AM5 motherboard will likely launch alongside the Zen 4 CPU sometime in mid-Q3 2022, this looks like a similar launch cycle to the Zen 3 Ryzen 5000 series CPU – That is if the rumor proves true, it looks like it might be, however, as an August release might be on the cards. This is in line with rumors of Zen 4 entering mass production early this quarter. (see above)

AM5 HWINFO support

AM5 and Zen 4 compatibility was added to HWINFO on 15/02/2022 in update v7.20, and with it came some information around a possible release date for AM5.

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With HWINFO releasing an update adding support for Ryzen 7000 series and AM5 motherboards, we can make some assumptions around its release date. Historically, HWINFO adds compatibility for technology three to six months prior to launch or release. meaning we could very well see a mid-year release date for AM5.

AM5 will ship with support for DDR5 only

There have been many hints byAMDin the past that AM5 and the Ryzen 7000 series will be based around the DDR5 memory standard and, recently, AMD’s representatives in AMD’s ‘meet the experts’ webinar confirmed that Raphael will be AMD’s first DDR5-based platform.

(Video) AMD AM5 Next Gen Desktop Platform Details Leak Out, BIG Changes

Editor from @ComputerBase posted this already few days ago in their forum.

Socket AM5 guide, in the 254-page document you can find the text "DDR5" 76 times, "DDR4" never.

Some hoped that AMD would support DDR4 on AM5. https://t.co/kO5zfGhnix pic.twitter.com/MQPBr9ocgU

— CapFrameX (@CapFrameX) April 25, 2022

AM5 code name leaked on OpenBenchmarking.org

Among other information surrounding Zen 4, we got a sneaky look at the AM5 motherboard code name from a benchmarking submission on OpenBenchmarking.org. The post has since been removed, but somebody managed to grab a screenshot.

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We examine all this information more closely in our “” news piece, but for now, we’re only interested in the motherboard information.

The codename is printed as the AMD Splinter-RPL (WS22427N BIOS). This doesn’t really give us much to go on for now, but we’ll be on the lookout for announcements at Computex 2022 later this month. Stay tuned for more information.

End of the old news section

AMD AM5 socket and mounting mechanism

The first motherboard chipset to feature the AM5 socket should be part of the AMD 600 series of motherboards.

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There’s a surprising amount of information floating around about AMD’s new Socket AM5. One of the most notable and exciting pieces of information comes from Igor’sLAB which shared a leaked render of the AM5 (LGA 1718) socket and all of its components, most likely obtained from the gigabyte hack last year.

Igor’sLAB noticed differences in the AM5 socket compared to LGA1700 in the sense that the backplate is now attached to the Socket Actuation Mechanism (SAM) with four screws ensuring the backplate is always aligned with the socket.

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We know how frustrating it can be trying to mount a new cooler to your AM4 based CPU, just to have the backplate fall off and disappear seemingly into the abyss at the bottom of your PC case. However, with this new AM5 SAM attachment, the backplate will never budge an inch, making cooler installations easier than ever.

Not only this but we observe a tweet from ExecutableFix suggesting that the socket will retain the 40x40mm dimensions, this we think is a pretty safe bet, given the fact that AMD has confirmed that thanks to an innovative IHS design on the Ryzen 7000 series CPUs AM5 will retain AM4 cooler compatibility.

AM5 Coolers

Speaking of coolers, AMD confirmed during the company’s keynote at CES 2022 that the AM5 socket will be fully compatible with AM4-based coolers. This is all thanks to a similar backplate screw configuration and a nifty yet unorthodox IHS design on the 7000 series CPUs themselves.

This is some of the biggest news to date. This avoids the whole Intel LGA 1151/1200 coolers needing a special backplate adapter to fit the LGA1700 socket, a problem we all wish didn’t exist. This is good news for AMD fans.

AM5 backplate

There’s a lot of excitement around the compatibility of AM4 coolers on the AM5 platform, but we think it’s important to discuss the backplate for a second because all isn’t what it seems.
The two pre-installed “clip” factory mounting kits that ship with AM4 motherboards will make a return on AM5. This kit can competently and securely fit cooling solutions weighing up to 500 grams before the weight becomes a problem, same as AM4.
Nothing here changes and you will be able to continue to use AM4 coolers in this configuration.

The problem with backward compatibility becomes apparent when you have to remove the default mounting solution to mount anything that either is not compatible with the standard mounting kit or, that weighs over 500 grams.
the new Socket AM5 requires a special backplate whose necessary cut-outs vastly differ from those of the older solutions. in addition to this, the Socket Actuation Mechanism (SAM) is screwed directly into the backplate.

These two points rule out the possibility of using AM4 coolers with their own backplates. In a scenario where an adapted backplate is needed for the AM4 cooler, the manufacturer would have to provide an adapted one, similar to the case with Intel’s LGA1151/LGA1200 to LGA1700 cooler compatibility.

AM5 socket benefits

Besides lessening the likelihood of damage to the CPU during the installation process there are a few benefits to making the switch over to LGA with AM5 for both businesses and consumers.

One of the consumer benefits of LGA is the improved signal integrity with better contact and this isn’t just marketing bloat. Another big benefit to LGA is the fact that LGA ‘lands’ take up less physical space with the corresponding motherboard pins tending to be smaller than those of the PGA configuration. This leaves much more room for more contacts within the same surface area.

This is beneficial because as you know, the CPU is the brain of the PC that has to be perfectly intertwined with the rest of the system and its workings to operate in complete synergy. The more pins and points of contact you have on the CPU the more open to new features the CPU will be.

It’s well known that not every single CPU pin and contact pad has a use, some are ground and some are not used at all and your PC wouldn’t miss a beat if the pin wasn’t present. They’re just there ready to be given use in future iterations of the technology. But these unassigned pins are finite and with LGA adding more pins because of the lower space demand of the LGA socket, there’s extended upgradability and capacity for additional features.

There’s a manufacturer benefit to this switch too.

Manufacturer benefits from AM5

The simple and biggest driving force behind the switch is that LGA CPU types are cheaper and require less effort to manufacture. Thinking about it logically it would be far easier to line up 1,718 gold-plated copper lands than it would be to line up 1,718 tiny pins that are smaller than grains of rice.

One other reason is RMAs – with AMD making the switch it means motherboard manufacturers are now responsible for constructing the delicate sockets that contain the even more delicate, precious pins that are so vital to the CPU’s function.

(Video) AMD's Upcoming AM5 Socket is Going to be in Intel Route | Finally AMD Fixing One of The Major Issue

That means AMD is no longer responsible for fragile pins during the manufacturing or shipping process, reducing accidental damage during construction and damage in shipping invalidating CPUs during this component scarcity crisis.

AM5 chipsets

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This piece is purely speculative but AMD confirmed that the first motherboard to feature the new AM5 socket will be a 600 series motherboard. This confirms AMD is keeping up with the traditions of advancing the generations by one numerical value (500 series to 600 series)

The release of the 500 series motherboards was staggered over three months.

  • B550 was released in June 2020.
  • X570 was released in July 2019
  • A520 released in August 2020

The reason we mention this is we could see a similar story with the 600 series of motherboards. Again this is all speculation but could we see the x670 be the first AM5 motherboard on the market?

Another interesting speculation to make is built around the A420 chipset.

AMD released an A320 chipset back in February 2017 and they also released an A520 chipset in August 2020, but there’s no A420 chipset to be seen.

This suggests that AMD may be skipping a generation. We may not see an A620 chipset in AMD’s motherboard lineup. The decision to skip the A420 chipset created confusion, but if AMD happens to order motherboard manufacturers to skip the A620 chipset this time around, it would make a little more sense with all the material shortages occurring right now.

AMD AM5 platform block diagram

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The PCH names are not fully confirmed however but we assume follow the historical trend. Features of AM5 motherboards are expected to expand as the AM5 platform matures, as we saw with AM4. the AM4 platform saw mass amounts of updates throughout its life cycle such as PCIe Gen 4, Smart access memory, advanced PBO configurations, and much more. The same can be expected for AM5 although it’s already off to a flying start with DDR5 and PCIe Gen 5 support.

AM5 RAMP technology

It looks like the upgrade to LGA isn’t the only significant technological advancement around AM5. DDR5 memory is said to get a significant boost on the AM5 platform thanks to the all-new AMD RAMP technology.

RAMP stands for (Ryzen Accelerated Memory Profile) and is the response to Intel’s XMP 3.0 profile and is set to be the successor to A-XMP for DDR4.

The existence of RAMP was first suggested in patch notes around the HWINFO beta release of version 7.17 where one of the notes stated, “added preliminary support of AMD RAMP, although this note has since been redacted.

It has recently been indicated that RAMP tech may be something different entirely. It may be a dual profile replacement for the current D.O.C.P tech, the new name is reported by many as AMD EXPO. We do have an article on the matter if you’d like to delve further.

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In addition to DDR5 support, the new AM5 socket motherboards will feature support for the PCIe Gen5 GPUs/storage options but as of yet no devices that support PCIe Gen5 exist, while DDR5 is currently pretty scarce thanks to a major shortage of PMICs (power management integrated circuits). As a result of this, we have seen prices skyrocket.

Hopefully by the end of 2022, post AM5 launch, we will see stock become more available and prices lowered, but we wouldn’t bank on it, unfortunately.

AM5 news and leaks

News

We will add news surrounding AM5 here as it comes, check back later for more news.

Leaks

(All leaks are marked as speculation and if confirmed will move into the news section)

We will add leaks surrounding AM5 here as they come, check back later for more leaks.

Are you excited by all the AM5 leaks? Will you be upgrading? Let us know in the comments.

FAQs

When was AM5 released? ›

01/9/2022 It's official, AMD has made the announcement that Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 CPUs and Socket AM5 will be with us on September 27.

How many years will AM5 last? ›

Which coincides nicely with the news that the Zen 5 design is on track for release in 2024. AMD has confirmed its commitment to the new AM5 CPU socket, promising to support the platform until at least 2025, and likely beyond.

Will AM5 require new motherboard? ›

New AM5 socket, 600-series chipset, and DDR5 memory

The Ryzen 7000 series processors use the new 1718-pin Land Grid Array (LGA) AM5 socket, which means that people looking to upgrade will have to commit to a new motherboard.

Is AM5 compatible with DDR4? ›

Unlike Intel's LGA 1700 socket, which supports DDR4, AMD's AM5 socket drops it. That means the Ryzen 7000 processor and other succeeding AMD processors will only support DDR5 RAM.

Will Ryzen 7000 beat Intel? ›

And generally speaking, the Ryzen 7000 CPUs offered a significant improvement in single-threaded performance, even outperforming Intel's current flagship the Core i9-12900K. Even the Ryzen 5 7600X can perform on par, or even outperform the Core i9-12900K (in some scenarios or game titles).

What socket will Ryzen 7000 use? ›

This new socket uses an LGA1718, Land Grid Array design, with the CPU pins on the motherboard instead of on the CPU. Intel has used LGA sockets for several generations, while AMD has stuck with the older Pin Grid Array (PGA) socket design for everything up to Ryzen 5000.

Will AM5 be DDR5 only? ›

AMD's AM5 Will Launch With Only DDR5 Support for Ryzen 7000, Dual-Chipset Design. All signs indicate that AMD's next-gen AM5 socket platforms that will house the 5nm Ryzen 7000 'Raphael' processors will only support DDR5 memory when they arrive later this year, but it isn't official.

Will AM5 be backwards compatible? ›

AMD AM5 socket confirmed to be LGA and is backward compatible with AM4 coolers.

What is the difference between AM4 and AM5? ›

The increase in the number of pins on AM5 compared to the AM4 also means that AMD has been able to increase its peak capacity to 230 watts, allowing the latest Ryzen 7000 processors to have a 170-watt maximum TDP (thermal design power).

Can I put DDR4 RAM in DDR5 slot? ›

Take a stick of DDR4 memory, place it onto the converter card, and insert it into a motherboard's DDR5 slot.

Does Ryzen 7000 use DDR5? ›

The AMD Ryzen 7000 Desktop CPUs feature support for only DDR5 memory on the new AM5 board platform.

Will Zen 4 have DDR5? ›

AMD's new Ryzen 7000 series "Zen 4" CPUs usher in the world of DDR5 memory, with the company making it clear that DDR5-6000 memory is the "sweet spot" for your new Zen 4 system.

Are DDR5 prices going down? ›

Due to slowdowns with PC component demand, DDR5 prices have been steadily declining in the past few months. Industry insiders believe that the downward trend will continue into 2023, when the gap between DDR4 and DDR5 prices could be significantly reduced.

How much faster is DDR5 than DDR4? ›

This means DDR5 transfers data at up to 38.4 Gigabytes per second (GB/s), while DDR4 tops out at 25.6 GB/s—50% faster than DDR4's maximum data rate.

What socket will Ryzen 6000 use? ›

Answer: It is possible that the upcoming AMD Ryzen 6000 Series might have the AM4 socket, if that's the case then the AM4 socket won't go out of trend soon.

Is Alder Lake better than Ryzen? ›

1: Alder Lake beats Ryzen 5000 — mostly

Long story short: The 12th-gen Intel processors tend to beat out their competition on the AMD side of the aisle with a decided advantage. The i9-12900K even outperforms the much more expensive Ryzen 9 5950X, despite its double performance core count, in at least some tests.

Are Ryzen CPUs good? ›

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600 takes the top spot as the overall best AMD CPU for gaming with a solid blend of performance in both gaming and application workloads, bringing a new level of value to the Zen 3 lineup.

How good is Intel Alder Lake? ›

Alder Lake has proved to be an excellent performer, with class-leading single-threaded performance and responsiveness, with highly-competitive multi-threaded performance across a variety of workloads.

How many cores do you need for gaming? ›

4 Cores and 6 Cores are Recommended for Gaming

So for a budget gaming system I would recommend Intel Core i3 from 10th gen, and newer, feature 4 cores and 8 threads. AMD Ryzen 3 3000 series CPUs feature 4 cores and 8 threads.

How long will AM4 be supported? ›

Lisa Su confirmed that AMD will have support for the current-gen AM4 platform for the foreseeable future. Lisa said that "AM4 is a great platform that will continue for many years to come", with AMD proud that the AM4 socket has been 1 socket over 5 years and "going strong".

Will AM4 coolers work on AM5? ›

Noctua Confirms Its AMD AM4 Compatible Coolers Will Also Support AM5 Platforms.

Can you use DDR5 with AMD? ›

AMD announces the new Ryzen 7000 series of CPUs with AM5 socket, will support DDR5 & PCI-E 5- Technology News, Firstpost.

Is there DDR6? ›

DDR6 is the next-generation RAM. It offers a high-speed memory design suitable to support applications requiring high memory bandwidth. DDR6 RAM was designed to achieve improved reliability, low latency, and high longevity compared to its predecessors.

Does Ryzen 9 support DDR5? ›

The Ryzen 9 7950X marks a big departure for AMD. It only works with the new AM5 socket, putting to rest the AM4 socket AMD has used since 2016. Along with a new motherboard, you'll also need new DDR5 memory. Unlike the Core i9-13900K, AMD only supports DDR5 on Ryzen 7000 processors.

Will AM5 be LGA? ›

Socket AM5 (LGA 1718) is a zero insertion force flip-chip land grid array (LGA) CPU socket designed by Advanced Micro Devices, that is used for AMD Ryzen microprocessors starting with the Zen 4 microarchitecture. AM5 replaces the Socket AM4 and is AMD's first LGA socket designed for mainstream, non-enthusiast CPUs.

Is Zen 4 backwards compatible? ›

The new Zen 4 CPUs arrive on a fresh new AM5 socket, which is backward compatible with most AM4 coolers, it uses an LGA1718 socket.

When did AM4 socket come out? ›

AM4 was launched in September 2016 and was designed to replace the sockets AM3+, FM2+ and FS1b as a single platform.

Why is AMD moving to LGA? ›

AMD's move from PGA to LGA will be broadly welcomed by PC DIYers, as it should lessen the incidence of contact pin injury misery. The 1718 fragile pins are more naturally protected by the LGA format, nestling in the motherboard socket and kept covered until seconds before CPU installation.

What is the latest AMD socket? ›

Following five years of support for the AM4 platform and its continued support well into the future, it's time for gamers, creators, and workstation users to look ahead to something new. Following Computex 2022, AMD is proud to announce the AM5 platform alongside AMD Ryzen™ 7000 Series processors.

Which is better B550 or X570? ›

Because the X570 has PCIe 4.0 Lanes, it will have overall better overclocking capabilities than the B550.

Is DDR4 still good in 2022? ›

Most titles perform similarly on either memory standard. This makes the newer memory stick entirely pointless, at least for now. Based on the benchmark results, most gamers will get DDR4 for gaming in 2022.

Can I use DDR4 with Intel 12th Gen? ›

The 12th Generation Intel® Desktop Processors support DDR5-4800 MHz & DDR4-3200 MHz speeds.

What is DDR5 good for? ›

DDR5 provides twice the bandwidth and density of DDR4 while reducing power consumption. Higher bandwidth translates to faster processing for memory-intensive applications such as games, video and image editors, 3D tools, and browsers.

Will AMD 7000 support DDR4? ›

Both chips beat Intel's flagship in gaming. However, as impressive as they are, they aren't perfect: The Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 series has a high $300 entry-level price point and only supports pricey DDR5 memory instead of including less-expensive DDR4 options like Intel.

What is the speed of DDR5? ›

DDR5 supports a speed of 51.2 GB/s per module and 2 memory channels per module. There is a general expectation that most use-cases that currently use DDR4 will eventually migrate to DDR5. In August 2021, Samsung revealed a 512 GB 7200 MHz RAM DIMM.

Does Ryzen benefit from DDR5? ›

DDR5-6000 is the one to go for. A recent report from Wccftech suggests that DDR5-6000 memory will be “the sweet spot” for AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs. This isn't really a surprise, since Zen architectures tend to benefit from higher frequencies.

How many cores will zen 5 have? ›

Zen 5 will reportedly use CCX blocks with 16 cores, which the individual processors will be built from.

Is AMD coming out with new processor? ›

AMD will release four Ryzen 7000 series CPUs on September 27, 2022. As it did with the previous Ryzen 5000 chips, the company plans to release the higher-end (i.e. more expensive) CPUs first and then follow up with more budget processors later this year.

Does Ryzen 5000 support DDR5? ›

Unfortunately, AMD Ryzen 5000 does NOT support DDR5 RAM.

Will AM5 be DDR5 only? ›

AMD's AM5 Will Launch With Only DDR5 Support for Ryzen 7000, Dual-Chipset Design. All signs indicate that AMD's next-gen AM5 socket platforms that will house the 5nm Ryzen 7000 'Raphael' processors will only support DDR5 memory when they arrive later this year, but it isn't official.

What is the difference between AM4 and AM5? ›

The increase in the number of pins on AM5 compared to the AM4 also means that AMD has been able to increase its peak capacity to 230 watts, allowing the latest Ryzen 7000 processors to have a 170-watt maximum TDP (thermal design power).

Will AM5 be backwards compatible? ›

AMD AM5 socket confirmed to be LGA and is backward compatible with AM4 coolers.

How long will AM4 be supported? ›

Lisa Su confirmed that AMD will have support for the current-gen AM4 platform for the foreseeable future. Lisa said that "AM4 is a great platform that will continue for many years to come", with AMD proud that the AM4 socket has been 1 socket over 5 years and "going strong".

Are DDR5 prices going down? ›

Due to slowdowns with PC component demand, DDR5 prices have been steadily declining in the past few months. Industry insiders believe that the downward trend will continue into 2023, when the gap between DDR4 and DDR5 prices could be significantly reduced.

What socket will Ryzen 6000 use? ›

Answer: It is possible that the upcoming AMD Ryzen 6000 Series might have the AM4 socket, if that's the case then the AM4 socket won't go out of trend soon.

How much faster is DDR5 than DDR4? ›

This means DDR5 transfers data at up to 38.4 Gigabytes per second (GB/s), while DDR4 tops out at 25.6 GB/s—50% faster than DDR4's maximum data rate.

Is AM4 and AM5 compatible? ›

Today, Noctua formally confirmed that all its Socket AM4 (PGA1331) compatible coolers and mounting kits will support Socket AM5 (LGA1718) platforms you might be planning to build.

Why is AMD moving to LGA? ›

AMD's move from PGA to LGA will be broadly welcomed by PC DIYers, as it should lessen the incidence of contact pin injury misery. The 1718 fragile pins are more naturally protected by the LGA format, nestling in the motherboard socket and kept covered until seconds before CPU installation.

What is the latest AMD socket? ›

Following five years of support for the AM4 platform and its continued support well into the future, it's time for gamers, creators, and workstation users to look ahead to something new. Following Computex 2022, AMD is proud to announce the AM5 platform alongside AMD Ryzen™ 7000 Series processors.

Will AM5 be LGA? ›

Socket AM5 (LGA 1718) is a zero insertion force flip-chip land grid array (LGA) CPU socket designed by Advanced Micro Devices, that is used for AMD Ryzen microprocessors starting with the Zen 4 microarchitecture. AM5 replaces the Socket AM4 and is AMD's first LGA socket designed for mainstream, non-enthusiast CPUs.

Is Zen 4 backwards compatible? ›

The new Zen 4 CPUs arrive on a fresh new AM5 socket, which is backward compatible with most AM4 coolers, it uses an LGA1718 socket.

When did AM4 socket come out? ›

AM4 was launched in September 2016 and was designed to replace the sockets AM3+, FM2+ and FS1b as a single platform.

Is AM4 future proof? ›

Right now the AM4 platform is stable and DDR4 RAM is cheap, which means you can keep going for the next few years without a hitch. Even though the shiny new tech releasing right now sounds great, most people aren't utilizing that much capability/power anyway, at least not fully.

Is X570 or B550 better? ›

Because the X570 has PCIe 4.0 Lanes, it will have overall better overclocking capabilities than the B550.

Will AMD still support AM4? ›

At Computex 2022, AMD reaffirmed that its AM4 motherboard platform wasn't going anywhere and will continue to serve the PC gaming segment for the foreseeable future and it looks like the company might be considering launching a variation of Zen 4 for it.

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