Before the launch of AMD’s new Ryzen 7000 processors, water cooling manufacturer Alphacool confirmed that AM4 products can also be used on AM5. A conversion kit is not necessary for this.
With the upcoming release of Ryzen 7000 processors, AMD is facing several changes. with the RaphaelCPUs There is not only a new CPU architecture and production, but also a completely new platform with AM5. This will not only be PCI Express 5.0 and DDR5 bracket, but also make some changes to the socket itself. With AM5, AMD will switch from a PGA socket to an LGA for the first time in the private customer segment. In addition to that, the heatsink will also be reviewed: it will be on the side of the Ryzen 7000 CPUs. have multiple notches.
Alphacool promises cooler support
The aforementioned socket and heatsink changes could also result in massive changes for the CPU coolers, but apparently AMD wants to largely retain the old specs. In line with this, the company Alphacool, known for its (compact) water cooling systems, has now announced that all of the company’s CPU coolers that are suitable for AM4 can also be used for AM5-processors can be used.
“Just in time for the start of sales in September 2022, we can announce that all CPU coolers and all-in-one solutions in the Alphacool product range are compatible with AMD socket AM5. The necessary mounting hardware will be It comes with all heatsinks and AIOs, and enables the new Ryzen 7000 series processors to be water cooled with Alphacool products right out of the box.”
The company says that the mounting material for the AM5 socket already included with all current Alphacool (compact) water cooling systems. In practice this should probably mean that all water coolers are installed in exactly the same way as with the AM4 plug. If you already own a matching product, you don’t have to worry about a CPU upgrade.
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While mechanical compatibility with Alphacool coolers is maintained, it remains to be seen to what extent the cooling properties will change as a result of the newer heatsink and more modern chips. If the Ryzen 7000 processors place special demands on the coolers used, corresponding reviews addressing the issue should appear quickly after the release in September.
Source: Alphacool (press release)
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