AMD CEO Lisa Su took part in a major interview, in which the topic of the future Socket AM5 desktop platform was addressed in particular. It is worth remembering that the upcoming Ryzen 7000 processors, expected in the second half of this year, will use it.
In particular, the journalist Paul Alcorn from Tom’s hardware asked if the company plans to support the AM5 platform in the long term, as it did with the still relevant Socket AM4 platform. According to Lisa Su, the future AMD AM5 platform “Achieve a Long Life”… However, the head of AMD did not specify how many years we are talking about.
It is worth remembering that the AMD Socket AM4 platform debuted simultaneously with the first generation of AMD Ryzen processors in March 2017. Since then, the port has remained the manufacturer’s main port, and the company keeps bringing new products to market for it. Take the recent announcement of the Ryzen 7 5800X3D processor with 3D V-Cache technology, which is expected to be released this spring. The AMD AM4 platform has been well developed with support for dual-channel DDR4 memory and up to 28 PCIe lanes. Initially it was PCIe 3.0, and with the release of chips on Zen 2 and the 500th series of AMD chipsets, the platform gained support for PCIe 4.0. The change to socket AM5 is due to the transition to a new generation of DDR5 RAM with support for four 40-bit channels and the introduction of the PCIe 5.0 interface.
“We are very satisfied with the development of the AM4 platform. We said first that she would receive long-term support. That happened in the end. But with the advent of new technologies, the time has come to switch platforms. I can’t say exactly how many years the new AM5 platform will be supported, but I can tell that support will last as long as AM4. I believe that the AM4 platform will remain on the market for a few more years and will partly play the role of an alternative solution. “, – commented Lisa Su.