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AMD summed up the era of Socket AM4: more than 125 processor models that have sold 70 million copies

AMD summed up the era of Socket AM4: more than 125 processor models that have sold 70 million copies

At the opening of Computex 2022, AMD CEO Lisa Su unwittingly summed up the intermediate life cycle of Socket AM4 platform, anticipating the appearance this fall of a Socket AM5 successor.
Announcement of platform Socket AM4 took place in 2016, but the first processors Ryzen for it came out in March 2017, and only during this time has been released about 70 million CPUs in this design.Image source: AMDAs emphasized CEO of the company, today, tens of millions of users own systems with Socket AM4.
Initially, it was planned that the active life cycle of the platform will last until the end of 2020, but reality has made its adjustments, and Socket AM4 is relevant to the present day.
As an example, Lisa Su cited the Ryzen 7 5800X3D processor, which debuted as early as this year, the sixth year of the Socket AM4 platform.
Compared to its predecessors, the processor has provided up to 15% increase in gaming performance, and previously this could not be achieved without a change in architecture, and in this case, the existing model simply added cache memory.
This gave Ryzen 7 5800X3D a confident advantage in games over the competing solution, which allows AMD to still consider this model the best gaming processor in the world.Image source: AMDThe Socket AM4 platform has gone through a change of five architectures and four processors, as Lisa Su recalled.
The number of unique processor models in this design has exceeded 125 units, and the company's partners have released more than 500 models of compatible motherboards in that time.
Even with the appearance on the horizon of the successor platform Socket AM4, according to the head of AMD, does not lose relevance, and will remain on the market for several years.Of course, the original declared principle of \"end-to-end\" compatibility between processors in the Socket AM4 with the first generation motherboard in practice did not always hold.
The fact is that as new processor models were released, the size of the microcode update began to limit the number of supported models, and then the old CPUs began to be supplanted by the new ones.
In general, of course, the Socket AM4 platform showed an amazing example of longevity, maintaining competitiveness without changing the design of processors.
Continuity was aimed at winning the trust of consumers, and with this task the company generally succeeded.
In the case of transition to Socket AM5, which was dictated by the introduction of PCI Express 5.0 and DDR5 support, the compatibility by mounts with the former cooling systems is provided, which is also a manifestation of concern for the users.

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