In the past few months, a lot of AM5 socket information has been exposed online. As the successor to the AM4 socket, the socket type will be changed from PGA to LGA, there will be 1718 contacts, so the AM5 socket is also called LGA 1718 socket.
Its structure is square with an area of 40×40 mm. The rendering shows the new locking mechanism of the AM5 socket, matched with the AMD
Zen 4 architecture processor codenamed Raphael.
For many users, it is painful to replace the processor interface. To build a new platform, you need to buy a new motherboard. It is also possible that some original accessories are no longer applicable, which will cause waste and it is a pity, such as a more expensive high-end radiator. According to Twitter user @TtLexington, the AMD AM5 socket will retain compatibility with the existing AM4 socket, and the original buckle can be used.
Although AM4 and AM5 are completely different types of sockets, they are still consistent, which is beyond the expectations of many people. The previously leaked renderings have shown the new fixing method of the AM5 socket, through simple locks and clips, the operation method is believed to be familiar to many users, similar to Intel’s existing LGA 1200 socket, instead of the reduced version TR4/sTRX4 socket that many people were worried about before
In addition, this time also leaked the TDP information of the processors on the AM5 platform. The new generation of processors will be divided into six grades: 45W, 65W, 95W, 105W, 125W, and 170W, of which 170W TDP requires a 280 specification water-cooled radiator. It is understood that the general Raphael processor is between 105W-120W, but the TDP of 120W is also 15W higher than the current AM4 platform configuration. This means that the Zen 4 architecture processor manufactured with a 5nm process may increase power consumption.