Posted on Thursday, Oct 17 2019 @ 14:09 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Earlier this month, news hit the wire that AMD's upcoming Threadripper will not be backwards compatible with the two earlier generations. The Ryzen Threadripper 3000 series will require a motherboard with the TRX40 chipset and these boards will reportedly not be compatible with the previous Threadripper generations.
Now we learn that the Zen 2-based Threadrippers will use a new socket. The new parts will use the TR4+ socket, which is also known as SP3r3. The exact reason for the socket change remains a mystery.