A few days ago, the LGA 1718 socket of AM5 has been leaked. As the successor to the AM4 socket, the socket type will be changed from PGA to LGA. This is also a historic change for AMD in the mainstream consumer market. It is now highly probable that the Raphael processor of the Zen 4 architecture will be the first product to use the new socket.
As the leaker of this news, Twitter user @ExecuFix further leaked information about the AM5 socket and the new generation of processors.
170W TDP seems to only be for a special variant, not the normal CPUs for sure
— ExecutableFix (@ExecuFix) May 25, 2021
At the same time, it also discloses the contact distribution map of the processor using the LGA 1718 socket. Although it has 18 more pins than Intel’s next-generation LGA 1700, it is not rectangular like the LGA 1700 and is still a square structure.
Compared with Intel’s size of 37.5×45 mm, the area of the LGA 1718 socket 40×40 mm is slightly smaller because there is no capacitor at the bottom.