We have previously reported that this should be the year that we will be seeing the new AMD AM 5 Socket type. AM 4 has had a long run but now it is time for a change. A Leaker called Executable Fix on Twitter, who has a good track record has leaked some information regarding the new AM5 Socket. Now, this is still just a leak so don’t take this information as fact. But This is the first bit of information that we have received so far in regards to AM 5.
At the beginning of the year, we had a rough road map on the timeline of the AM 5 release. We should expect AMD to unveil the new AM 5 sometime in Quarter 4 of 2021 with a release of there new socket in early 2022. Between now and then there should be a lot more leaks and other information regarding the new socket type.
Executable Fix Mention in his tweet mentioned that AMD will be switching to an LGA1718 Socket. Currently, AMD uses a Pin Grid Array (PGA). AMD has been using the Pin Grid design for well over a decade now but with this new chip. AMD looks like they will be following Intel with a Land Grid Array (LGA). Design. AMD AM4 Socket currently has 1,331 Contacts. As the title of the socket suggest AMD AM5 will have 1718 contacts with an increase of 29.1% over the current platform.
Making the Jump to Dual Channel DDR5
As expected AMD will be making the jump to support dual channel DDR5 Memory. Which has the ability to hold capacities up to 128GB per memory module and support data rates up to DDR5-10000. As I have previously mention we shouldn’t expect to see the AM 5 socket until 2022. Intel on the other hand should be releasing there 12th Generation Alder Lake CPU with support for DDR5 sometime around the end of 2021. Meaning Intel might beat AMD to the punch when it comes to release of CPU’s that can support DDR5.
As stated in the leak AMD will still be supporting the PCIe 4.0 interface. They won’t be making a jump to PCIe 5.0 just yet. Currently PCIe 4.0 isn’t overly saturated. So they might be sticking with it for the time being. Also this is only a leak we could make the jump to PCIe 5.0, As I previously reported in the road map this could be on the cards.With a new socket will come a new chipset on the motherboards. So expect to start seeing 600 series chipsets to go along with the AM 5 Socket.
Zen 4 should also be the first to utilize this new socket. Currently there is not a lot of information out about the Zen 4 other than it’s code name Raphael. But with this leak we should be expecting more over the next couple of months as we get closer to a new release.