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Tested: The Ryzen 7 5800X3D bookends an incredible era of AMD upgrades

Will we ever see four generation­s of compatibil­ity with one socket again? Let’s hope so.

- BY ALAINA YEE AND GORDON UNG

AMD’S AM4 socket has been around five years now, and what a run it’s had. Since its launch alongside first-generation Ryzen CPUS, this socket has been a mainstay, with unpreceden­ted support from Team Red that enables use of first-gen motherboar­ds with current processors ( fave.co/38tnlt9). AM4 will soon cede center stage to AM5 ( fave. co/3zndbyr) later this year, but not everyone

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