AMD Ryzen 9 7950X With 16 Zen 4 Cores Shows Up In AM5 ‘LGA 1718’ Desktop CPU Installation Video Guide

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AMD's Ryzen 9 7950X featuring 16 Zen 4 cores has shown up in an AM5 Desktop CPU installation video guide published by MSI.

MSI Shows How To Install An AMD Ryzen 7000 'Zen 4' Desktop CPU On The AM5 'LGA 1718' Socket Motherboard

The video is an installation reference guide for PC builders who are looking forward to buying the AMD Ryzen 7000 Desktop CPU and a next-generation AM5 motherboard featuring the LGA 1718 socket. The video shows an entry-level motherboard, most probably based on the B650 chipset, & an unreleased AMD Ryzen 'Raphael' CPU.

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The CPU '100-000000665' has shown up in leaks before and should feature 16 cores & 32 threads. This should most definitely be the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X CPU but it is currently in an ES (engineering) state. The installation process is pretty straightforward, the latch needs to be removed to open up the socket cover itself and you have to match the notches which are positioned vertically on both sides of the socket with the ones on the CPU. Then all you have to do is latch the socket in place & the socket cover lid should pop off. It is a similar installation process as Intel's LGA socketed CPUs.

The same process has to be repeated for the removal of the CPU. It also revealed that the thermal paste spreads evenly across all four sides of the IHS but applying too much thermal paste may end up spilling over the substrate and the several capacitors on AMD's Ryzen 7000 Desktop CPUs. Now, this isn't harmful by any means but cleaning it up for future purposes might end up being really hectic.

We also get a really good look at the LGA 1718 mounting pads and you might notice that the AMD design is void of any capacitors on the socket itself. The reason is that AMD has moved all of the capacitors needed for CPU power management on the front of the substrate which is also why you see so many of them on the front of the Ryzen 7000 Desktop CPUs. The labeling on the chip reads that it was produced in 2021 which means that it is a very early sample, possibly older than the pre-production chips that AMD is running right now in their labs.

This video will really come in handy when AMD launches its AM5 platform featuring the 600-series motherboards and the latest Zen 4-powered Ryzen 7000 Desktop CPUs in Fall 2022. Expect more information from AMD in the coming months.

AMD Ryzen 7000 'Raphael' Desktop CPU 'Preliminary' Specs:

CPU NameArchitectureProcess NodeCores / ThreadsCore Clock (SC Max)CacheTDPPrice
AMD Ryzen 9 7950XZen 45nm16/32~5.5 GHz72 MB (64+8)105-170W~$750 US
AMD Ryzen 9 7900XZen 45nm12/24~5.4 GHz70 MB (64+6)105-170W~$600 US
AMD Ryzen 7 7800XZen 45nm8/16~5.3 GHz36 MB (32+4)105W~$450 US
AMD Ryzen 5 7600XZen 45nm6/12~5.2 GHz35 MB (32+3)65W~$300 US

News Source: Olrak

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