AMD to adopt AM5 platform for some of its 2022 chips, PCIe Gen 5 and DDR5 RAM support confirmed
In a short video, AMD Z designs its Zen architecture after five years and what to expect from its future products. In the video, the company’s director of technical marketing and chief marketing officer also sheds some light on next year’s Ryzen chips.
What is interesting about the video is the fact that they have confirmed the shift to the AM5 platform, enabling support for PCIe Gen 5 hardware and DDR5 memory. Of course, the AM5 will have a new socket design so the upcoming Ryzen chips won’t play as well with existing motherboards.
However, AMD said the existing cooling solutions would be compatible with the AM5 platform for easier upgrades.
New notebook processors are also expected in 2022, with particular attention to the use of electricity. A new algorithm will monitor ongoing workloads and apply different CPU configurations to save on juice.
And with notebook CPUs, the company will be introducing a line of Ryzen chips in early 2022 that showcases new 3D V-Cache technology that will increase performance by 15%. Interestingly enough, these chips will be available on the AM4 platform.