More evidence for 170W TDP variantSocket AM5 will be used by AMD's upcoming Zen 4-based Raphael processors. Raphael is expected to feature up to 16 cores and the highest-performance versions will reportedly have a TDP of 170W. The socket uses LGA1718, so no more risk of bending pins, and will support DDR5 memory.
The 170W TDP version of Raphael will definitely require decent cooling.
Furthermore, the leaked datasheet appears to also confirm the information on TDP for upcoming AM5 SKUs. As previously revealed, AMD Raphael SKUs are to launch with 120W and 170W TDP, the latter requiring a 280mm liquid cooler. The 120W TDP class is also new, increasing the TDP by 15W over existing high-end AM4 solutions.
if you have am4 computer cooler— Ulysses (@TtLexington) August 17, 2021
maybe you can use if for am5! pic.twitter.com/sMnM5Fvzq4