The new Summit Ridge processors will continue to benefit from the PGA socket type – this is confirmed by photos from the press conference at Computex 2016.
AMD Summit Ridge Will Continue To Benefit From PGA Socket Type
AMD ZEN will start sampling in a few weeks to selected partners, and in the third quarter to other partners, but at a press conference, Lisa Su presented an engineering sample equipped with 8-cores / 16-threads, so you can already see a clear distinction between the cores and threads (probably we will have to deal with the SMT system – Simultaneous Multithreading, not as current CMT models – Clustered Multithreading). Versions for desktop PCs (Codenamed Summit Ridge) will cooperate with the AM4 socket – what’s important is that, on the same socket you can also use new 7th Generation APUs, but the current stock coolers are not compatible with it.
Editor of the foreign media Jagat Review stepped a little closer to the CEO of AMD, so he was able to photograph the back of processor – although the published photograph is not in the best quality, but you can see the back of the processor. So it comes out that AM4 socket will continue to fall within PGA type. You can also see the number of legs are not as much as FX desktop processors available today. The processor has similar dimensions to the existing models, but uses much more contacts and in the middle we can see the area without “feet” – in this case, however, it appears to be much bigger than the models of FM1 and FM2 / FM2 + socket.
Via: jagatreview (photo)