AM4 and next gen CPU's compatibility?

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards AMD' started by IhatebeingAcop, Jan 14, 2021.

  1. IhatebeingAcop

    IhatebeingAcop Master Guru

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    I am looking to grab the 5950x and was curious, if I pick that up now, will the next gen AMD CPU's be compatible with that socket? In case I want to upgrade later this year to whatever they release.
     
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    Clouseau Ancient Guru

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    There is no guarantee. This was presumably the last hurrah for the AM4 socket. These 5000 series CPUs is it; end of the road for the AM4 socket.
     
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    cucaulay malkin Master Guru

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    why would you upgrade a 16 core next year or two ?
     
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    IhatebeingAcop Master Guru

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    I meant upgrade, just not from the 5950x. I've been trying to grab it but it is out of stock for months now. I was thinking more along the lines if I grab a shittier AM4 cpu and upgrade to whatever comes out later this year.
     

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    Kool64 Maha Guru

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    It’s not impossible that they would do a chip revision like they did with Zen 2
     
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    Undying Ancient Guru

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    Im sure x670 will be am5/ddr5 platform on zen4. 5950x is probably fastest cpu for the socket.
     
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    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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    Yea I'd say Ryzen 5000 is most likely the end of AM4, but hell it had a great run. I'm using Zen+ on my ASRock B450m Pro 4 but my bios does support up to Zen 3. So it's got a lot of life left in it.
     
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    dk_lightning Ancient Guru

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    Its looking like the next socket is not going to be here until 2022 though. Might be end of 2021.
     
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    According to interviews with Dr. Lisa Su and Rick Bergman. AMD plans to migrate to the AM5 platform (starting with Zen 4), along with the new DDR5 and USB 4.0 protocols.
     
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    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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    That sound about right. It's time for some new stuff, that the average gamer can't buy.
     
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    Realistically also don't need. I've not used the full speeds of USB 3.2 so and so yet, not PCIe Gen4, I use gigabit ethernet instead of wifi. As an average gamer I'm not missing out much ^^
    if.... I read your comment right :)
     
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    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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    You get it
     
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