Socket TR4

Socket TR4, also known as Socket SP3r2, is a land grid array (LGA) CPU socket designed by AMD supporting its first- and second-generation Zen-based Ryzen Threadripper desktop processors,[1][2] launched on August 10, 2017[3] for the high-end desktop and workstation platforms. It was succeeded by Socket sTRX4 for the third generation of Ryzen Threadripper processors.

Socket TR4
Tr4 and 1950X.JPG
TypeLGA
Contacts4094
ProcessorsRyzen Threadripper:
SuccessorsTRX4
Memory supportDDR4

This article is part of the CPU socket series

Socket TR4 is AMD's second LGA socket for a consumer product after the short lived Socket 1207 FX.[4][5] It is physically identical to, but electrically incompatible with both AMD's server Socket SP3, and Socket TR4's successor socket, Socket sTRX4.[3][6]

While Socket SP3 doesn't require a chipset, instead utilising a system-on-a-chip design, Socket TR4 and its successor require a chipset to provide improved functionality. For Socket TR4, the AMD X399 chipset was developed, which supports a total of 64 PCI Express lanes for quad SLI/CrossFire configurations[7]. PCI express ×16 slots are usually set up on most X399 motherboards like this: slot 1 — ×16, slot 2 — ×8, slot 3 — ×16, slot 4 — ×8).[citation needed]

The socket is made by both Foxconn and Lotes.[8]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "AMD's 'TR4' Threadripper CPU socket is gigantic".
  2. ^ "CoolerMaster Wraith Ripper CPU cooler for Threadripper".
  3. ^ a b Cutress, Ian (2017-08-10). "The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and 1920X Review: CPUs on Steroids". AnandTech. Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  4. ^ Shimpi, Anand Lal. "AMD's Quad FX: Technically Quad Core". Retrieved 2018-08-13.
  5. ^ Hruska, Joel (1 August 2017). "MSI Shows How to Install AMD's Threadripper CPU". ExtremeTech. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  6. ^ Cutress, Ian (2019-11-07). "3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper, Up to 32-Cores - AMD Q4: 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X, Threadripper Up To 32-Core 3970X, Coming November 25th". AnandTech. Retrieved 2019-11-28.
  7. ^ "AMD SocketTR4 X399 Platform-based Motherboards". AMD. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  8. ^ Terkelsen, Jacob (22 November 2017). "MSI X399 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Motherboard Review". Tom's Hardware. Retrieved 10 December 2019.