Architecture Zen 4 may force AMD to replace the socket AM4 for the support a PCIe 5.0 and DDR5

AMD almost always had praise for the continuity of processors. Remember how much the market has lived for socket AM2/AM2+ and then AM3.

Now we have the AM4. He started in 2016, initially offering support for the Athlon X4 on the old architecture, and then Ryzen Ryzen shelters and second-generation. Processors Ryzen third generation on the architecture of Zen 2, which will be released tentatively in the second half of next year, will also use socket AM4. Moreover, the next generation of Zen 3 will remain on this connector. That is until the 2020-2021 year, AM4 will be the only desktop CPU socket AMD.

But what will happen next, it was previously unknown. In fact, it is not known, but there is information for reflection. During the interview Mark Papermaster (technical Director AMD) asked about the compatibility of processors with the architecture Zen 4 with the current socket. He said that while AMD is not commented, but also added that in the future the transition to RAM DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 still require a change of connector.

That is, most likely, it architecture Zen 4 to be a transition. Given that it should appear sometime after 2020, it is quite possible. However, hardly anyone at the time to blame AMD that it is insufficiently supported AM4.

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