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    AMD AM4 socket support

    Will motherboard manufactures honor bios upgrades required for new chip designs up until the end of AM4's life? Which I understand is 2020.

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    Re: AMD AM4 socket support

    There are never any guarantees, just a very good chance it will work.

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    Re: AMD AM4 socket support

    Quote Originally Posted by rob4001 View Post
    Will motherboard manufactures honor bios upgrades required for new chip designs up until the end of AM4's life? Which I understand is 2020.
    honor is a strong word....! I don't think honor has anything to do with it and you can bet there will be some odd tweaks needed in BIOS that some boards take better than others.

    But historically AMD has been very strong on forward/backward CPU compatibility

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    Re: AMD AM4 socket support

    Regarding socket support,I suspect there might be some situations where certain chips might not work,if AMD introduces higher TDP class chips for example. However,the main advantage of them keeping the socket for a few years,is that it means its easier to find replacement motherboards down the line,outside the warranty period.


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    Re: AMD AM4 socket support

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    There are never any guarantees, just a very good chance it will work.
    There could be something in the contracts between AMD and motherboard manufacturers that they will release BIOS updates for future processor compatibility (unless TDP increases for some of them). If so, that's nearly a guarantee - just would be dependant of the manufacturer still being there in 2020.

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