AMD’s upcoming Raphael processor series based on the Zen 4 architecture will be equipped with a new LGA1718 package, namely CPU socket 5 am.According to the latest news, Twitter user @TtLexington has concluded that the AM5 socket Can maintain the compatibility of the cooler Use the previous socket AM4 that has been in use since 2017.
This information comes from the most recent Gigabyte Hack, A lot of details are now circulating on the Internet.And details about AMD’s upcoming launch EPYC Genoa processor And workstation Threadripper Chagall CPU, There are many other details out.
We now have more details about socket AM5. For starters, although the LGA CPU/socket is used instead, it seems that the socket will maintain the same installation mechanism as AM4. If the final form factor remains the same, it should be possible to be compatible with every existing AM4 design-of course, provided that the cooler can handle the heat of a specific CPU model.
This brings us to the TDP of various CPUs. It ranges from as low as 45W processor SKUs to high-end 170W SKUs. The 45W and 65W SKUs only require basic cooling and belong to the SR1 category. The 95W SKU and 105W SR4 SKU belong to the SR2a group, which may require a more powerful cooler. Both groups should work with coolers designed for Ryzen 5000 series processors.
In addition, there are detailed information about the 120W and 170W models. AMD recommends using a “medium air cooler” in the range of 120W, which should still be within the range of popular medium coolers Super 212 Evolution Edition, Although there are definitely better coolers. At the same time, for the 170W SKU, AMD recommends that users use a liquid cooling solution with a radiator area of 280mm or more.
As a bonus, noise level measurements were provided for various cooling solutions. Only the SR1 model is rated at 28 dBA, while the other categories are rated at 38 dBA. This is still quite quiet, although the actual case and PC design will come into play.
Regardless of the source, news that AM5 should be used with existing coolers will be welcome. After the release of the Zen 4 processor, there are fewer things on your upgrade list. Of course, if you keep the old PC running, you will need to buy a new cooler anyway, but at least the cooler company does not have to redesign and install the system.