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what is the diffrence, and are most am3+ boards backwards compatable with am3?

is there that much diffrence from am3 vs am3+? I main game, so is it worth the diffrence.
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post #2 of 13
Am3+ is meant for the upcoming bulldozer platform. Am3+ supports am3. You can also drop a bulldozer cpu into an am3 socket with a bios update but it won't have full functionality. So am3+ is the newer socket. And is meant for bulldozer. smile.gif
    
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And yes. It is am3 is gonna be phased out mid September when bulldozer is released.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SymSne;14467878 
Am3+ is meant for the upcoming bulldozer platform. Am3+ supports am3. You can also drop a bulldozer cpu into an am3 socket with a bios update but it won't have full functionality. So am3+ is the newer socket. And is meant for bulldozer. smile.gif

For your first post here you sure know allot biggrin.gif

Hes right, anyways.
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post #5 of 13
The main advantage of AM3+ is Bulldozer and SLI support which is very important for gaming if you like nvidia cards. AM3 cpu are all compatible with AM3+ boards. If you're getting a new board you should get an AM3+ board but unless you need o e of those two things AM3 is perfectly fine. Coolers are also compatible with both sockets.
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post #6 of 13
Not many differenes... Same chipsets.. Just a rehashed AM3 with better memory support and official SLI support.

Pretty useless actually, i'm extremely disappointed that AMD didn't get FM2 out sooner instead of rehashing the AM series, everyone will be screwed come next year.
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post #7 of 13
The reason to go with AM3+ is for future proofing. Yes AM3+ are compatible with AM3 chips. I bought one and I am very happy I did.

You guys are quick
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Netkaos;14467911 
The reason to go with AM3+ is for future proofing. Yes AM3+ are compatible with AM3 chips. I bought one and I am very happy I did.

You guys are quick

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dmac73;14467924 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sauce Boss;14467897 
For your first post here you sure know allot biggrin.gif

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