AMD’s future Ryzen desktop processors won’t feature a pin grid array (PGA) at the bottom of each chip. This is based on alleged specifications shared by hardware leaker ExecutableFix, who claims that red team’s AM5 platform will be taking a page out of the EPYC and Ryzen Threadripper design book by switching from a PGA to LGA (land grid array) socket. The AM5 platform is also said to support dual-channel DDR5 memory but remain on PCIe 4.0.
AM5 😏— ExecutableFix (@ExecuFix) May 22, 2021
– Dual-channel DDR5
– PCI-e 4.0
– 600 series chipset
The socket retains the 40×40 mm CPU size as well— ExecutableFix (@ExecuFix) May 22, 2021
[…] surprisingly, PCI Express Gen5 support is to be exclusive to Zen4 Genoa (EPYC) processors. This means that the next-gen AMD consumer processors will retain PCIe Gen4 support. AMD AM5 processors are to compete with Intel Alder Lake-S, which is now confirmed to support PCIe Gen5 interface as well as DDR5.
Sources: Executable Fix, VideoCardz