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Upcoming AMD AM4 Socket Imaged

Category: Motherboards
Posted: 10:56AM

There have been and are still a number of things AMD has been working on that people have been looking forward to. The Polaris architecture in the RX 400 series of GPUs is one that has already launched and in the first half of next year, the Zen CPU architecture will be released. Between these two releases is the launch of the AM4 socket, which will finally bring native PCIe 3.0, USB 3.0 and 3.1, and DDR4 support to AMD motherboards, and what appears to be a picture of it has been found.

If this leak is to be believed, the upcoming PGA socket will have 1331 pins, which puts it ahead of Intel's LGA 1151 socket. While it does sport more pins, the AM4 socket keeps the same size as the AM3+ socket out there today (but you may need a converter to use any current cooling options). This socket is meant to unify AMD motherboards to a point, as future CPUs and APUs will use it. In fact, the first use of the AM4 socket will be for the upcoming 7th generation Bristol Ridge APUs, but once Zen releases, users will be able to drop those in and enjoy.

Source: TweakTown and Overclock3D

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