AMD Socket AM5 chipsets to launch in Q2 2022?

Posted on Wednesday, Jun 16 2021 @ 10:48 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Uniko’s Hardware editor PJ offers some rumors about AMD's future Socket AM5 and Intel's Alder Lake chipsets. The site has previously provided accurate leaks, so they've earned a spot as a source of rumors. According to PJ, AMD will release the first Socket AM5 products in Q2 2022.

Intel Alder Lake in Q4 2021

First up, PJ confirms earlier rumors about Intel's Alder Lake launching in Q4 2021. This chip is expected to be introduced alongside the new Z690 chipset. Alder Lake is Intel's first 10nm chip for the desktop market, it will introduce both PCI Express 5.0 and DDR5 support. Other than this, it's also the first hybrid product from Intel -- with a combination of high-performance and energy-efficient cores.

Intel B660 and H610 in Q1 2022

The mid-range B660 and the low-end H610 are expected to follow in Q1 2022. VideoCardz writes this lines up with rumors about Intel first launching high-end Alder Lake SKUs before revealing models with fewer cores.

Intel Raptor Lake in Q3 2022

Next, the Intel Z790 chipset is allegedly scheduled for Q3 2022. Motherboards with this chipset will continue to use the LGA1700 socket. While Z790 is intended for the Intel Raptor Lake CPU, it seems the latter will follow at a later point.

AMD Raphael in Q2 2022?

Last but not least, PJ writes AMD's Socket AM5 will make its debut in Q2 2022. This includes the X670 chipset. But there is still a lot of uncertainty. The first Socket AM5 processor from AMD is believed to be Raphael, but there's conflicting information about the launch schedule.

At the moment, we don't really know what AMD has in store next for the desktop CPU market. There have long been rumors about a refresh of the Ryzen 5000 series, or possibly a Zen3+ architecture. Over at Computex, AMD showed a Ryzen 5000 series part with 3D Vertical Cache, which supposedly offers a 15 percent boost for certain use cases, including video gaming. Hopefully, we'll learn more soon.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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