Tuesday, April 16, 2024

AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs will not support DDR4


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AMD’s next-generation Ryzen 7000 series processors will ship with the new Zen 4 CPU cores and on the company’s new AM5 board platform. With the AMD Ryzen 7000 series, the company is starting from scratch when it comes to processors.

Now Apacer, a memory manufacturer, has released a table that seems to confirm that AMD Ryzen 7000 processors will not support DDR4 memory. Some PC system creators had hoped that AMD would support both DDR4 and DDR5 memory with next-generation processors, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.

Apacer claims that AMD will support DDR5 memory modules up to 5200MHz (DDR5-5200), which is faster than what Intel’s Alder Lake series processors officially support. Alder Lake supports DDR5-4800 memory. The Ryzen 7000 series, like the Alder Lake, will support higher memory frequencies via overclocking.

When it comes to the reason for this decision of AMD, as already mentioned AM5 is a fresh start for the company. The platform will allow the company to overcome the problems that the now quite old AM4 ecosystem had, which will make the new platform easier to support in the long run.


AMD does not want unnecessary complexity, when it comes to AM5, because the company does not plan to leave its platform after one or two generations. Assuming AM5 is supported for as long as AM4, AMD cannot afford to support both DDR4 and DDR5 in these early stages.

Although DDR4 memory is currently cheaper in terms of quality and speed, DDR5 will become more affordable over time, while the performance of the new standard will be better used in both hardware and software.







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