AMD Reveals Single Socket For Zen CPU, APU

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AMD talked a little bit more about its upcoming Zen architecture processors at CES 2016. Specifically, the company revealed the socket that will be used and announced the code names of the new CPUs and APUs.

The current lineup of AMD CPUs and APUs spans across a number of different sockets: The FX line of processors drop into the AM3+ socket, the APU lineup uses socket FM2+, and the Athlon and Sempron SoC chips slot into socket AM1. These three sockets exist because each of the processor lines has very different underlying architecture.

FX CPUs still require a Southbridge and Northbridge on the motherboard, APUs have an integrated Northbridge with the Southbridge on the motherboard, and AM1 Athlons and Semprons are SoC (system on chip) processors with USB and SATA controllers integrated. With all the differences between processor architectures, AMD was not able to create a universal socket that works with all of them. That all changes with Zen.

AMD announced that the upcoming Zen architecture will be sharing one socket across both the CPU and APU lineups. Socket AM4 will succeed AM3+, FM2+ and AM1 to become the only socket needed for any AMD Zen processor. The company said that each of the Zen chips will be supported by all motherboards, which will make for very clear upgrade paths from entry level to top tier hardware.

AMD also revealed the code names of both the CPU and APU that are being developed for release later this year. The Zen CPU is known as Summit Ridge and the APU is called Bristol Ridge. These processors can use the same socket because they are both SoCs and they both support DDR4.

We don’t yet know anything else about the forthcoming processors but AMD said we’ll hear more details as the launch of Zen approaches over the coming months.

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我覺得佢以前D socket同CPU分類都幾混亂,如果可以統一都唔錯。

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Socket AM1........

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出貨先算啦:haha:
講左成年

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我覺得佢以前D socket同CPU分類都幾混亂,如果可以統一都唔錯。
leave 發表於 2016-1-10 21:57

回復返AM2時期既做法,
一Socket, 跨系列, 跨代
即使CPU唔係特別勁, 但亦會有人欣賞

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AMD高性能(Performance)產品線終於都將北橋整合係CPU內

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之前換新A記 CPU 又要轉板,咁好多人不如直接轉 I 記算啦
如果唔洗換板,起碼想升級時會考慮用返A記

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i want to see the review as soon as possible ar~

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Socket AM1........
s20021139 發表於 2016-1-10 22:02


下場同FM1一樣

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