GIGABYTE was attacked by ransomware some time ago, and the attackers recently released part of the company’s data, which also relates to the socket of the next generation of AMD processors. Socket AM5 does not appear to support PCIe 5.0.
Resources on the TechPowerUp website for information on a ransomware attack on GIGABYTE Have found Which contains an image of the AM5 socket showing its connection to other components.
The AM5 socket is used for the Raizen 6000 series processors based on the Zen4 architecture, which reportedly bears the code name “Raphael”. In this image, we see several PCIe 4.0 connections, but no PCIe 5.0 connection.
In the diagram in this image, there are 28 PCIe 4.0 slots, 16 of which are graphics card slots, 4 of which are used for the M.2 slot of NVME memory, 4 of which are dedicated to the USB controller, and the remaining 4 are available. The AM5 chipset is included.
When RansomExx attacked GIGABYTE, the company was threatened with 112 GB of data if it did not pay the ransom. This data includes connections to Intel, AMD and other companies.
A few days ago, the group released 7 GB of this data. The author of this post stated that the first part contains data related to AMD, so it is expected that the recent diagram will be related to the same part.
AMD is expected to introduce Zen4-based Raizen 6000 processors next year, but we’ll have to wait for the unveiling of RDNA 3-based graphics as well.
Recent reports suggest that AMD’s future processors will not support PCIe 5.0, which Intel’s twelfth-generation processors support. PCIe or Express PCI is a standard that allows fast connection of components.