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AMD Confirms Plans to Offer AM4 Support For “Many Years to Come”

With AMD officially confirming the upcoming release of its new Ryzen 7000 processors and its respective transition to the new AM5 socket, big things are definitely on the way for Team Red. This would, in fact, represent the most radical transition the Ryzen platform has seen since, well… forever. I mean, it’s no exaggeration to say that in the grand scheme of things, Ryzen 7000 and AM5 will bring the single most significant change to the platform since it was initially released back in 2017 (for a variety of reasons)!

One key aspect of this has undoubtedly been the fact that AMD Ryzen has, since its debut, consistently utilised its AM4 socket design. I mean, let’s be honest, this one socket design has offered support for 5 architectures and 4 process nodes over a period of 5 years. Put simply, this is more than a little impressive and certainly when compared to Intel who, over the same 5 year period, has changed their socket design 2-3 times!

With AM5 officially set for release later this year though, what will the future hold for AM4? Does it even have a future anymore? – Well, according to AMD CEO Dr Lisa Su, the good news is that for those of you not immediately planning to make the move to AM5, AMD has confirmed that they plan to continue to offer support for AM4 “for many years to come”.

AMD to Stick with AM4 for “Many Years to Come”

It’s hard to deny that AMD has worked exceptionally hard to give the AM4 socket an exceptionally long period of relevant time on the market. This even recently included the confirmation that support for Ryzen 5000 processors, as well as their new 5800X3D, would be offered on certain 300-series models (the initial AM4 motherboard platform).

With AM5 set for release later this year though, I think many people (myself included) had probably expected to see AM4 quietly put into retirement. – Based on these comments, however, while AMD has certainly not committed to new AM4 Ryzen processor releases, they haven’t ruled it out entirely either. – Admittedly though, future support may just be limited to Ryzen 5000 processors, and motherboards, offering DDR5 support. – Any way you look at it though, if are you perhaps going to hold fire to wait and see what the future holds for AM5, the good news is that, for the apparent foreseeable future, AMD isn’t planning to simply abandon AM4 just yet!

In fact, quite the contrary, AM4 has 5 years on the clock and perhaps many more to come!

What do you think? – Let us know in the comments!

Mike Sanders

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