10 Replies Latest reply on Mar 4, 2017 11:10 AM by waltersulivan

    Can I put 2 upcoming Zen CPUs into one AM4 dual socket motherboard ?

    waltersulivan

      Hello !

      I know for sure that with i7 you can't go 2CPUs 1 motherboard

      only with XEONs you can .

       

      I saw some upcoming dual socket AM4 MB along with upcoming Zen

      I'm little bit confused , some says yes, some says no.

      Can anyone clarify ?

       

      thanks !

        • Re: Can I put 2 upcoming Zen CPUs into one AM4 dual socket motherboard ?

          Hello There,

           

          I am so curious about your question, very interesting! I think the answer might be possibly NO!

           

          The reason in my view is below:

           

          AM4 is similar with AM1 socket (Kabini), which is designed for all-in-one or SoC chip, might or might not employ Hyper Transport. Even if AM4 has had Hyper-Transport integrated, but it is also no. The reason is that two processors need at least two set of independent system memory modules, one socket could only provides one set.

           

          Two processors in one socket might be possible when two processors are communicating with bus rather than link or route, such Intel Pentium Pro/II/4/Core/Core 2. One could not put dual identical processors onto one socket, and make them work. But little patches towards this configuration could make them work in potential possibilities.

           

          Best Regards,

          Aaron Janagewen