new blog post (opens in new tab), AMD compares the company’s latest AM5 platform with Intel’s LGA1700 platform in terms of cost, longevity, and value. However, the Red Team didn’t miss an opportunity to take a jab in the competition, stating that the Intel platform is limited to his 1st or 2nd generation processors.
Motherboards are one of the most expensive components in a system. So it makes sense that consumers want to get the most out of their investment. With AM4, AMD proved that one socket is more than enough to deliver generation-to-generation performance gains. The chipmaker introduced his AM4 in 2016 and the platform has had several generations of his Ryzen processors since its inception. As a result, AMD provided an example of how a consumer who brought his Ryzen 3 1300 in 2017 can safely upgrade to one of his best CPUs in 2022, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D. .
Competitors, on the other hand, have not promised future upgrade support on their latest LGA 1700 platform. Intel has consistently limited platforms to one or two processors, so users who purchased a 12th or 13th generation Intel Core platform and want to upgrade to a 14th generation or newer processor can buy an all-new You have to spend a lot of money on motherboards. ,” AMD wrote in a blog post.
In terms of longevity, it cannot be argued that AMD is arguably more committed to providing future processor support on its platform. Back in time, the LGA775 was one of Intel’s longest-lived platforms, lasting seven years. So it’s been a long time since we’ve seen an Intel platform support his 2nd generation or higher of processors. Similarly, the LGA1151 platform was the last platform to provide housing for Skylake, Kaby Lake, Coffee Lake, and Coffee Lake Refresh chips.
So far, the LGA1700 platform supports Alder Lake and Raptor Lake processors. It’s unlikely to support Intel’s upcoming 7nm Meteor Lake chips arriving in 2023. Images of the LGA1800 socket have already leaked which reportedly share the exact dimensions of the LGA1700 socket. AMD has confirmed that the AM5 has a long lifespan that rivals the AM4, so AMD 600-series motherboard owners can rest easy knowing they won’t have to pay more for AMD’s next-gen Ryzen parts.
“We are very happy with the evolution of AM4. When we launched in 2017, we said we would keep that socket for the long term. We continue to believe that it is good for the community. It’s good for us because it brings us in. It’s time to migrate sockets for new I/O and new technology, but strategically it should be something similar. We don’t know the exact number of years, but we should expect AM5 to be a long-lived platform, just like AM4 was and AM4 is, AMD CEO Dr Lisa Su said. , at the CES 2022 virtual press event, we expect the AM4 to stay on the market for several years, with some type of overlap.
Another claim AMD makes is that its “affordable” B650E chipset offers many advantages over Intel’s premium Z790 chipset. Looking at raw bandwidth, the AMD B650E motherboard promises the combined bandwidth of PCIe 5.0 graphics cards and storage devices installed on the same motherboard. In comparison, an Intel Z790 motherboard loses 50% of graphics card bandwidth when a PCIe 5.0 SSD is installed on the same motherboard. Primary expansion slot drops from x16 connection to x8 link. AMD takes this limitation more seriously than it really is, but modern high-performance graphics cards like the GeForce RTX 4090 work just fine with the PCIe 5.0 x8 interface.
AMD’s future-ready 600-series platforms are available to everyone. For example, the B650E motherboard sells for $240-$350. For budget-minded buyers, B650 motherboards typically start at $150.