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AMD’s AM5 socket is here to stay for at least a few years longer – AM4 lives on too

Everything you need to know regarding AM5 (and AM4) longevity
Last Updated on June 3, 2024
AMD's AM5 socket is here to stay for at least a few years longer - AM4 lives on too
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Among its recent announcements, AMD has shared that it will be supporting the AM5 socket until 2027 and possibly further. The introduction of AM5 sockets was long awaited after 8 years of AM4 socket support, and with the news of the new 800-series release, we can’t wait to see what they have to offer. The AM4 socket will also continue to be supported until 2025, so if you’re looking to upgrade your system, AM5 could be the option for you in the near future.

If you’d like to find out more about AMD’s upcoming releases, then check out some of our other coverage on the topic, including out look at the recent announcements for the Zen 5 Ryzen 9000 series.

The future of AMD Ryzen hardware

AMD has just announced the release of its new chipsets for its next-generation AMD Ryzen 9000 processors. These chipsets are part of the 800-series and are named X870 and X870E. They’ll be compatible with Ryzen 7000 and 8000 processors, which will allow users who have not yet transitioned to AM5 to jump straight to the 800 series now. Due to the fact that AMD has stated its commitment to the AM5 socket until at least 2027, we can expect to see a number of updates to the chipset, including Zen 6 architecture perhaps.

AM4 has served a few generations of Ryzen CPUs well, but it’s slowly becoming about time to think about AM5 if you haven’t already. Even still, with AMD even releasing new 5000 series CPUs this year, AM4 lives to fight another day and will remain relevant – especially for budget-friendly builds.

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New 800 series motherboards

The new chipsets host a number of impressive features that are sure to have a positive effect on your system. AMD has stated that the X870 chipset will have USB 4.0 support on all boards. On top of this, both the X870 and X870E chipsets will have PCIe Gen5 GPU and NVMe support. Videocradz reports that a Gigabyte leak has revealed that these chipsets will also support a faster AMD EXPO (DDR5 memory overclocking profiles) with speeds reaching 8000vMT/s.

Both of these chips have a lot to offer, and there’s one main difference between them. The non-E variant has a larger port collection and features two chipsets. The X870 motherboards are now being showcased by board partners at Computex, so it won’t be long until we’re seeing these chipsets featured on the shelves.

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