How long has AM4 socket been used?
AMD's Vision, and the AM4 Socket AM4, along with Ryzen, was first released in 2017 with the 1000-series CPUs. Ryzen bought higher core-counts and lower prices to the mainstream CPU market. AMD initially offered up to 8 cores and 16 threads to a market that, before this, topped out at 4 cores and 8 threads.
Is AM4 4th gen?
The 4th gen Ryzen socket AM4 processor lineup will launch alongside AMD's 600-series motherboard chipset, with forwards- and backwards-compatibility (i.e., "Vermeer" and "Renoir" working with older chipsets, and older AM4 processors working on 600-series chipset motherboards).
What generation is AM4?
Ready for AMD Ryzen™, 7th Gen A-Series and AMD Athlon™ desktop processors. AMD Socket AM4 represents the company's future ready platform enabling: the fastest DDR4 memory, PCIe® 4.0 for NVMe and graphics, plus the first native SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps support on a chipset.