AMD Socket TR4 Processors
The AMD TR4 socket was created to accommodate the latest Ryzen threadripper CPUs as its nearly twice as large as a standard Ryzen CPU. The Ryzen Threadripper consists of two CPU dies which have over 4,000 pins on the pad!
Due to the large size of the Ryzen Threadripper CPU, the TR4 socket differs significantly from conventional AMD PGA sockets, because the pins are located on the socket TR4, not the CPU (LGA socket). When inserting the CPU, it is advisable to follow the instructions in the assembly instructions of the CPU or the motherboard!
The following processors from AMD use the socket TR4:
- Ryzen Threadripper 1950X with 16 cores and 32 threads
- Ryzen Threadripper 1920X with 12 cores and 24 threads
- Ryzen Threadripper 1900X with 8 cores and 16 threads
LGA socket TR4 AMD Ryzen Threadripper processor features:
- 64 PCIe lanes for graphics cards, M.2 NVMe PCIe SSDs and more
- 180 Watt Thermal Design Power (TDP)
- Very high single and multi-thread performance
- Automatic overclocking function XFR
- Unlocked multiplier for manual overclocking (unlocked CPU)
- Large unified cache memory: 8 MB L2 & 32 MB L3
- High-efficiency, non-planar 14 nanometer FinFET transistors
- AVX2 command extension for complex vector calculations
- Two AES units for fast, reliable data encryption
- Supports energy-efficient DDR4 RAM (quad-channel)
Compatibility Advice for Converting CPU Coolers to AMD Socket TR4:
Some manufacturers offer TR4 socket conversion kits for their CPU coolers and AiO water coolers. If you would like to continue using your old CPU cooler with a socket TR4 processor, you can usually inquire directly from the manufacturer of the cooler for a suitable conversion kit. With this said, since the socket TR4 is almost twice as large as the base AM4, we recommend the purchase of a CPU cooler with a very large contact surface.