HWiNFO v7.20 has added support for AM5 platform
The PC platform hardware detection tool HWiNFO has recently been updated to version 7.20. In the latest version, it added support for the AMD AM5 platform, which is also the platform used by the AMD Zen 4 architecture Ryzen 7000 series processors. The software’s addition of AM5 support suggests that the release for AMD’s new platform should be pushed back three to six months from now. Because the cycle from adding new hardware support to product release in the past is basically the same.
In fact, AMD mentioned at CES 2022 that the AM5 platform and the Zen 4 architecture Raphael series processors will be released in the second half of 2022. In fact, there have been rumors recently that AMD may be considering an early release. Of course, the most likely product release is at this year’s Taipei Computer Show.
Raphael will use a brand new AM5 socket (LGA 1718), manufactured using TSMC’s 5nm process, which increases the transistor density by 1.8 times compared to the current 7nm process. The power consumption is reduced by 30% under the same performance or the performance is improved by 15% under the same power consumption.
The IOD will use the 6nm process, integrate the RDNA 2 architecture core display, support PCI-E 5.0 and dual-channel DDR5-5200 memory, and the flagship product’s full-core clock can provide 5GHz. In addition to supporting USB 3.2, the new platform may also have native USB 4.0.
At present, there will be at least two 600 series chipsets, namely the flagship X670 and the mainstream B650. There is no news about the entry-level A620. There have been rumors about the X670 chipset before, and the news has been further updated recently. The X670 chipset will consist of two B650 PCHs.