AMD's new Ryzen 7000 processor will not only upgrade the 5nm Zen4 architecture, but also upgrade the entire platform to AM5, support DDR5 and PCIe 5.0, and eliminate Socket sockets altogether in favor of LGA design, which will make it easier to remove the CPU when removing the radiator.
AMD rayon official Twitter recently published a rayon 7000 AM5 slot hd, you can see that the slot has changed a lot, rayon 7000 processor top cover using octopus design,The slots have changed from the PGA pins of the AM4 era to LGA1718 contacts, which are very similar to Intel's current processors.
The installation process is also simple, the CPU has anti-freeze design, can be aligned to press the buckle, the pressure is higher than the previous PGA pin, the CPU is more stable.
Since the pins of rydragon 7000 generation are transferred to the slot, there are no pins on the CPU, not only usually afraid of bending pins,You don't have to worry about removing the heat sink and removing the CPU when replacing the heat sink or reapplying silicon grease, as shown below:
This could have been a problem for many AMD users before, if the vertical pull is fine, the pins are usually fine, otherwise it could cause some accidental damage.