The AM5 socket Ryzen 7000 processors arrive in the second half of 2022.
AMD returned to the game with its Ryzen processors and once again became competitive with Intel at a time when we thought it was no longer possible. The constant and concrete advancement of processors on Zen architecture has brought much-needed excitement to the processor market, which is why the presentation of what is to come soon is eagerly awaited.
At CES 2022, AMD did not unveil the fifth-generation Ryzen desktop processors but confirmed the Ryzen 7000 arrives in the second half of 2022. It will be Zen 4 processors, built with a new 5-nanometer manufacturing process. AMD has revealed that it will move to a new socket, after using AM4 since 2016.
Socket AM5 will be based on LGA design, which is a big change for AMD processors. From now on, the "pins" will be on the motherboard, instead of on the processors themselves, as has been the case with AMD so far. The exact standard for the AM5 socket will be the LGA1718. The good news though is that the coolers for the AM4 socket will still be compatible with the AM5.
The new processors will be compatible with PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 standards, which means that the transition to the new generation of Ryzen will begin to move to a new standard of working memory. As DDR5 memories have just gone on sale, their prices are high, so count on the fact that switching to the Ryzen 7000 series will not be a cheap investment if you go for the DDR5 solution as a "stake" for the future. However, there is still a lot of time until then, and according to the latest information, it is possible that we could get alternative solutions such as an adapter that converts DDR4 memory into DDR5 type.