You may be able to use the same coolers on AMD's next-gen Socket AM5 too

AMD Socket AM5 render
via @ExecuFix

AMD's Socket AM5 is the company's next-gen major socket revision that is expected to be unveiled next year. The upcoming socket is rumored to be the company's first mainstream land grid array (LGA) design and it will accompany AMD's Zen 4-based CPUs allegedly codenamed Raphael (Ryzen 7000). The new socket will bring next-gen features too like DDR5 support, USB4, and more.

And despite all the new stuff, AMD may still allow its existing AM4 users to reuse the same cooler that they currently own. This information comes via a leak today by Twitter user Ulysses who has discovered purported details related to the stock cooling solutions that AMD is working on for Socket AM5.

The images below show the alleged technical details alongside cooler information on the upcoming Socket AM5.

AMD Socket AM5 cooling details and specs

AMD Socket AM5 cooling kit

AMD Socket AM5

Interestingly, it seems AMD will be sticking to its existing thermal solutions that it packages with the current Ryzen processors on AM4. The SKUs with higher TDPs like 120W and 170W apparently won't feature any boxed cooler.

AM4 SKU TDP Cooler codename Cooler common name
45-65W SR1 Wraith Stealth
95W SR2a Wraith Spire non-LED
105W SR4 Wraith Prism (?)

The exciting aspect of this leak today is the potential implication that aftermarket cooling options too may be adaptable to the upcoming Socket AM5 if companies can design new retention frames and backplates when necessary.

If the leak turns out to be accurate, AM4 users with expensive coolers may be able to retain and reuse their existing solutions with AM5 as well with little or no modification.

Source and images: Ulysses (Twitter)

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