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HP AM4 motherboard pictured with a square Intel style cooler mounting solution

HP AM4 motherboard pictured with a square Intel style cooler mounting solution

HP AM4 motherboard pictured with a square Intel style cooler mounting solution

HP AM4 motherboard pictured with a square Intel style cooler mounting solution

 

A new AM4 motherboard from HP has been pictured with a square Intel style bolt-through cooler mounting mechanism. This motherboard is a custom design from HP which will be used in a variety of custom desktop systems, which will utilise AMD's A-series "Bristol Ridge" APUs. 

AMD's Bristol Ridge APUs come in with a maximum TDP of 65W and have a greatly reduced chipset TDP of 5W, making these new AM4 systems much more efficient than AMD's older platforms.    

If this custom motherboard design from HP has been using AMD's official AM4 mounting mechanism, it confirms reports that AMD has abandoned their traditional rectangular style mounts and that AM4 will not be compatible with older AM3+/FM2+ CPU cooler designs. 

HP AM4 motherboard pictured with a square Intel style cooler mounting solution

 

You can join the discussion on AMD's AM4 socket design on the OC3D Forums

 

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20-09-2016, 10:23:08

Thelosouvlakia
OEMS really don't want to use the standard intel/AMD cooling solutions, they have one design of a cooler that they want themselves to be able to fit in any motherboard in their lineup AMD based or INTELQuote

20-09-2016, 12:09:09

RobM
I am also hoping this is just OEM offerings and that the real board makers keep us able to use existing coolersQuote

20-09-2016, 16:21:34

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by RobM View Post
I am also hoping this is just OEM offerings and that the real board makers keep us able to use existing coolers
I have a Noctua that uses a back plate and puts through silver bits.

HP have done this for years. They're usually stuck down with double sided tape on the back side of the board. It's because it's cheaper than using the large plastic retention I guess and more secure.Quote
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