Socket AM4

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Socket AM4
AM4 socket.svg
Type PGA-ZIF
Chip form factors PGA
Contacts 1331
Processors
Predecessor AM3+, FM2+

This article is part of the CPU socket series

Socket AM4, also known as PGA 1331, is a microprocessor socket used by AMD's central processing units (CPUs) built on the Zen, Zen+ and Excavator microarchitectures.[1][2] AM4 was launched on September 5, 2016, with the release of Bristol Ridge APUs.

Socket AM4 has 1331 pin slots and is the first from AMD to support DDR4-compatible memory as well as achieve unified compatibility between high-end CPUs (previously using Socket AM3+) and AMD's lower-end APUs (on various other sockets).[3][4]

Features[edit]

  • Support for Excavator based APUs with Bristol Ridge and Zen based family of processors and APUs
  • Supports PCIe 3.0, up to 24 lanes[5]
  • Supports up to 4 modules of DDR4 SDRAM[5] in dual-channel configuration

Cooler support[edit]

The AM4 socket has different dimensions than previous AMD sockets, making some previous generation coolers incompatible.[6][7] However, some cooler manufacturers are reported to be offering brackets allowing previously manufactured coolers to work with AM4,[8] while other coolers will be redesigned.[9][10] Alternatively, some motherboard makers are including both AM3 and AM4 cooler mounting holes, allowing previous generation coolers to be used.[11] The AM4 socket has 54×90mm dimension (distance of the screws) while previous sockets have 48×96mm.

Chipsets[edit]

The AM4 socket is paired with 6 new chipsets. While the processors for this socket have been designed as systems on a chip (SoC), with the traditional northbridge and southbridge on board the processor, the motherboard chipset will increase the number of PCI Express lanes and other connectivity options. These connectivity options include: NVMe, SATA Express, and USB 3.1 Gen 2. The new chipsets come in X470, X370, B350, A320, X300, A/B300 configurations.[2][10][12]

Model CPU/APU
PCIe Link
PCIe SATA + SATA Express USB
3.1 Gen2 + 3.1 Gen1 + 2.0
RAID StoreMI Overclocking TDP (W) Chipset lithography Features / notes
Chipset PCIe
2.0 Lanes
CrossFire SLI
X470[13] x4 Gen 3.01 Yes Yes 6 + 2 2 + 10 + 6 0,1,10 Yes Yes Unknown 55 nm[14] "Enthusiast"
X370[15][16][17][18] No Unknown
B450[19][20] No 2 + 6 + 6 Yes Unknown "Mainstream"
B350[1][2][21][17][18] No[22] No 4 + 1 No 5.8
A320[1][2][17][18] 1 + 6 + 6 No Unknown "Entry-level"
X300[23][1][2][17][18] Yes [22] 2 + 0 0 + 4 + 0 0,1 Yes Unknown "Enthusiast Small form-factor"
A/B300 [23][1][2][17][18] No No Unknown "Essential Small form-factor"

The Chipsets are designed in collaboration with ASMedia.[14] Network interface controller, WiFi, and Bluetooth are provided by external chips connecting to the chipset through PCIe or USB.[24]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  20. ^ ""B450 AORUS M (rev 1.0)". gigabyte.com. ASUS. Retrieved 18 July 2018. 
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  23. ^ a b Mujtaba, Hassan (22 February 2017). "AMD Ryzen Officially Launched". Wccftech. Retrieved 23 February 2017. 
  24. ^ Leather, Anthony (17 March 2017). "Asus Crosshair VI Hero Review". Bit tech. Retrieved 30 March 2017.