A recent press release from GIGABYTE is confirming a list of announcements including the debut of socket AM5 motherboards for AMD’s new Ryzen 7000 CPU. GIGABYTE’s theme for COMPUTEX 2022 is “Power of Computing” and their press releases lists numerous product announcements including new motherboards for AMD.
AMD’s Ryzen 7000 series of CPUs will be moving to AM5, the first time AMD will be using a land grid array socket or LGA, specifically the LGA1718 socket. AMD engineers the socket to fully compatible with AM4 coolers but obviously will not be compatible older CPUs.
This marks the end of an illustrious era for AM4 and the end AMD using PGA sockets for their CPUs which has been their preference for decades.
The confirmation comes by way of a now-revised press release from AMD stating the following:
Moreover, the latest AMD Socket AM5 motherboards including the gaming series of X670 AORUS XTREME, MASTER, PRO AX, and X670 AERO D for designers will be first exposed in this exhibition as well. Users can take a sneak peek at the advanced design and extensive features of PCIe 5.0 graphics slot and M.2 Gen5 interface on GIGABYTE motherboards.
VideoCardz links to the archived press release which reflects the above-mentioned line which has been removed from the official version in GIGABYTE’s website. The listed models are the X670 AORUS Xtreme, X670 AORUS Master, X670 AORUS Pro AX and X670 AERO D.