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 the current AM4 solutions. This is good news for the current users since it speeds up the upgrade process, if they choose to upgrade it. In addition to time, it will also save cost.
Austrian based Noctua also announced a couple of days ago that its entire portfolio will extend support to the Am5 socket. However, in this case, some of the coolers will need specific AM5 kits which are already being developed. The latest press release from MSI says that all of their Coreliquid hybrid cooling solutions will be compatible with the new Ryzen 7000 series motherboards. The only extra thing required will be the backplates which will already be shipped with the motherboards.
The Coreliquid by MSI into different series; the MAG, MPG, and MEG. All of these will be featuring dual fan and triple fan radiators. The current generation of Coreliquid coolers is already compatible with the Intel LGA1700 socket. This goes on to show that the coolers will support all desktop platforms in 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 socket has the same liquid cooler bracket as that of the AM4 socket. This means that users will be able to upgrade to the AM5 socket without having to spend money on a new liquid cooler.