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post #11 of 41
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Originally Posted by djriful View Post
Next socket by rumor is FM2.
Thats for quad core trinity APU's though. Nothing in the performance FX area.
post #12 of 41
I really wouldn't mind, for two reasons.

Firstly, I'm not invested heavily in AMD's current offerings, so a socket change won't matter in the slightest to me. I only have one AMD machine which is running a 1055T in a low end board as my server rig.

Secondly, I don't mind buying a new motherboard with a new CPU since there's a good chance I can sell the old one to cover most of the cost.
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post #13 of 41
I got an AM3+ 990FX board and I am not going to buy the BD in its current form. So, yes I would be pissed if I didnt really get to use the board.
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post #14 of 41
Actually the AM3+ has a fair amount of room to grow based on current needs. We will see it for at least one more generation then from there AM4? Who knows.

Right now as far as socket changes go they are putting their time into FM2 for the APU market which will be the big dollar earner for the company. It only makes sense to get this out to put the hurt on competition. The mobile graphics capabilities is where money is at. Everyone is moving to mobile and wants more speed and more graphics under the hood.
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post #15 of 41
I didn't think the physical socket connections mattered that much. If they gotta make a big socket change though to improve performance now or for the future then they should. But if they were to bring on a drastically new socket type, I'd want it to go back to small changes + socket compatibility for a couple/3 gens at least.

It always seemed to me that the socket type didn't really matter much though as far as performance goes.
post #16 of 41
Just because some users would be pissed about a socket change, doesn't mean its not necessary.
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post #17 of 41
Quote:
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just because some users would be pissed about a socket change, doesn't mean its not necessary.
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post #18 of 41
Nope. I knew, right at the start of the first review, that when the pins were in the same spots as the older AM3 chips, it wouldn't end well.

If they had gone to a different socket I would have been relieved actually. It would have shown that they made an honest effort...
     
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post #19 of 41
scrap am3+ so fast??

why not after piledriver at least

a new socket for 2013 would be ok for 2nd gen bulldozer and 22/20nm glofo process


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They need to change sockets. There is only so much that adding a couple pins can do.
are you an engineer???
Edited by Fr0sty - 10/20/11 at 11:27pm
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post #20 of 41
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I agree, they really need to change their socket, its been 6 years since AM2 was introduced (i think).
5 or 6, something like that
    
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