AMD AM5 socket for the Ryzen 7000 has a new anchor

New information about the upcoming AMD AM5 socket, which will debut with the Ryzen 7000 Raphael processors. This new socket brings important changes, including the frame anchoring system.

The AMD AM5 socket for the Ryzen 7000 changes a lot of things, right down to the frame anchor.

Intel and AMD processor socket systems differ in many ways. Among the differences is that AMD does not use a socket frame. According to the latest information, this will come to an end and AMD’s socket will be very similar to the Intel Core. AMD’s PGA socket system will disappear and AMD will switch to an LGA design.

Igor’s LAB has released new schematics of the new AMD AM5 socket pinning system. From the schematics, we can see that the socket is very similar to the socket that was revealed after the Gigabyte hack last year.

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We can see that these rendered images are very reminiscent of Intel’s socket design. We can see that there is a pressure lever for the frame that surrounds the socket. This keeps the pressure on the processor even and makes installation easier.

It should be noted that Igor’s LAB shows a big difference from Intel’s processors. This difference would be a big problem for cooling companies. The rear panel now also becomes part of the socket activation mechanism with four additional screws. This mechanism ensures that the heatsink is perfectly aligned with the socket.

AMD AM5 socket for the Ryzen 7000 has a new anchor

AMD also recently confirmed that the heatsinks for socket AM4 will be compatible with socket AM5. Several innovations have been used for this, such as a single-format IHS for the Ryzen 7000 Raphael. This design allows the capacitors to be moved to the front without losing space on the back. As a result, the package size is the same as for AM4 CPUs.

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AMD Ryzen 7000 Raphael is expected to hit the market in the second half of 2022. The first motherboards with this new socket will be equipped with AMD’s new 600-series chipset.