AMD Socket AM5 motherboards allegedly launching next year

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AMD launched the Socket AM4 platform five years ago in 2016 to usher in the era of DDR4 memory. Five years on and we have started hearing murmurs of its succeeding Socket AM5 platform that will add next-gen DDR5 support.

The latest report today comes from UNIKO's Hardware according to which the upcoming socket will launch next year in 2022 around the Q2 time frame. Socket AM5 is pretty revolutionary as it will reportedly come with Land Grid Array (or LGA) packaging and hence the pins will be on the socket instead of being on the processor. This will make AM5 the first mainstream AMD platform to feature the LGA package as the company already deals with boards based on LGA for its Threadripper HEDT processor lineup.

The report also adds that Intel's upcoming Z690 chipset-based motherboards meant to work with the company's 12th gen Alder Lake-S CPUs will be launching towards the end of this year in Q4. This somewhat matches with what we had learned earlier from a leaked company roadmap slide. The mid-range, B660, and the entry-level H610, boards however are reportedly not launching until 2022.

Source: PJ (Twitter)

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