AMD’s latest desktop platform is still a few months away from its official launch, but the company has already confirmed that the LGA1718 AM5 socket is cooler-compatible with all current AM4 solutions. This is good news for current users as it speeds up the upgrade process if they choose to upgrade it. In addition to time, it also saves costs.
Austria-based Noctua also announced a few days ago that its entire portfolio will support the Am5 socket. In this case, however, some coolers require specific AM5 kits that are already being developed. MSI’s latest press release says all of their Coreliquid hybrid cooling solutions will be compatible with the new Ryzen 7000 series motherboards. All that is additionally needed are the backplates that come with the motherboards already.
The Coreliquid from MSI in different series; the MAG, MPG and MEG. All of these will be fitted with dual fan and triple fan radiators. The current generation of Coreliquid coolers is already compatible with the Intel LGA1700 socket. This shows that the coolers will support all desktop platforms by 2022.
Coming back to the AMD AM5 socket, it is a next-generation socket designed to be compatible with the next-generation AMD Ryzen™ 7000 desktop processors. The AM5 connection has the same liquid cooler bracket as that of the AM4 connection. This means that users can upgrade to the AM5 socket without spending money on a new liquid cooler.