In the world of computer processors, basically since November last year, all attention has been focused on representatives of the Intel Alader Lake-S family. It is hardly surprising when the 12th generation of processors from the Blue brought a lot of news – 10 nm lithography, big.LITTLE architecture, support for DDR5 RAM modules and PCIe 5.0 interface – and a huge performance leap. The atmosphere only warmed up with the January debut of cheaper, blocked-up units. However, enthusiasts of new technologies and AMD fans can not wait for the premiere of the next installment of the Ryzen family, this time with the number 7000. It just so happens that the network has detailed graphics showing the dedicated AMD AM5 socket.
Coolers designed for the AMD AM4 socket (PGA technology) are also to be compatible with the upcoming AMD AM5 (LGA solution).
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On the pages of the German portal Igor’s LAB, detailed renderings of the AMD AM5 socket, which were created for the next generations of consumer processors from the AMD Ryzen family, have been published. The whole thing probably comes from last year’s hack on GIGABYTE servers. The reds are finally departing from the PGA technology, where the CPU is equipped with “legs” and switching to the LGA solution, so the pins are in the socket. Thus, at first glance, the whole solution is reminiscent of sockets known from motherboards for Intel processors, where we get a metal frame, which is lowered by a large side lever. This is to ensure even pressure.
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The backplate mounted under the motherboard has also changed. From now on we have not 4 but 8 holes. Half of them with the spacing of the AMD AM4 socket, which will ensure compatibility with older cooling systems. The other half is “Socket Actuation Mechanism” (SAM) to ensure that the CPU cooler is aligned with the socket, not just the backplate. Theoretically, this extends the entire operation, but in practice it will probably eliminate the chance of poor cooling assembly and incomplete IHS coverage. However, you have to wait for the premiere with the final assessments. And this, along with AMD Ryzen 7000 (Raphael) processors, is planned for the second half of 2022. The new socket should appear on motherboards with AMD 600 series chipsets.
Source: Igor’s LAB, VideoCardz,