Until now, only some details of the Ryzen processors were available by way of leaks and rumours, there weren’t any update how the processors will actually look like. But, the folks at Videocardz.com have made it possible as they have got hold of some clear images of the processor and they confirm a lot of things about the Ryzen series.
First off, it is now confirmed that AMD will continue with the Ryzen branding and logo with the final product. One of the images shows a lot of Ryzen processors which, supposedly, are ready to ship samples. It also gives a confirmation that the launch date of the processors is quite close and it could most probably be the rumoured February 28th.
Another picture shows the back side of the processor showing all its connection pins. The Ryzen processors will ship with a 1331 PGA socket and the same is visible in the said picture. Compared to LGA packaging, the PGA form factor is considered more reliable. PGA will be less prone to accidental damage than the Intel LGA based motherboards. The Ryzen-AM4 combo will be much sturdier to withstand accidental damage.
The reason for the increased number of pin contacts is AM4’s cross compatibility. AMD had to increase the pin contacts by 4+ percent from AM3+ to AM4. All the AM4 APUs and CPUs come with integrated southbridges and will come with a native support for significantly more PCIe lanes and USB devices.
The company seems all set to launch their anticipated Ryzen processors. Several leaks have proved the processors to be better than even the best offerings from Intel. The pricing details of the processors were also revealed recently and it makes the processors even a better deal once launched. Both gamers and experts are equally excited for AMD to launch the Ryzen series of processors.