During the official announcement of the Ryzen 7000 series, the 170W value found on one of AMD’s Computex 2022 chipsets caused a lot of talk.
The Company decides to provide clarification about it and the terms associated with it. Announcing 170W TDP is based on a classic definition of TDP that AMD has always used. For its part, Package-Power Tracking (PPT) is the socket’s power limit.
The new AMD socket is planned and designed to support a processor up to 170W TDP with a PPT of up to 230W. This does not mean that there will not necessarily be Ryzen 7000 series references with a TDP of 170W.
AMD plans to use the AM5 socket for several years. Its life cycle should be similar to that of AM4, which covers five generations of Ryzen processors. The TDP numbers of 170W and PPT of 230W only indicate the design goals for the AM5.
In a recent press release, AMD explained the reason for the increased powers around the AM5 compared to the AM4. It is clearly a matter of adapting the possibilities to future needs, as new cores and functions proliferate.
Suspension : AMD’s PPT is 1.35 times that of TDP, since the first generation of Ryzen chips. For a 105 W TDP processor, that means 140 W PPT. The same technique is applied with Ryzen 7000s (PPT 230 W = 1.35 x 170 W).
AMD . statement
AMD wants to release a patch for socket strength and TDP limits for the upcoming AMD AM5 socket. AMD Socket AM5 supports up to 170W TDP with PPT up to 230W. TDP * 1.35 is the standard calculation for TDP v. PPT for AMD sockets in the “Zen” era, and the new 170 W TDP range is no exception (170 * 1.35 = 229.5).
This new TDP cluster will enable significantly greater computing performance for higher-counter CPUs in heavy computing workloads, which will sit alongside the 65W and 105W TDP clusters that Ryzen is known for today. AMD prides itself on providing the enthusiastic community with transparent and candid product capabilities, and we want to take this opportunity to apologize for our mistake and any subsequent confusion we may have caused on this subject.
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