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Right time to go AM3+?

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I've been back and forth with my decision to upgrade, I was going to go sandybridge then decided bulldozer now I think I might wait for a little while for a CPU change and get the rest of my system up to spec.

But, during this indecisive phase I bought 8gb of corsair ram (of the DDR3 kind) but don't have a DDR3 mobo, so my questions to you are:

Would it be worth while to upgrade my mobo to an AM3+ now and make use of this RAM?
Will the next iteration of bulldozer CPUs be compatible with current AM3+ motherboards?


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if you do not mind a used one. a number of them are switching to intel. some of the boards might end up in the ocn market.
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post #3 of 6
an core i cpu is much more powerfull than any current amd cpu. id suggest u go for an i5 2500k or an i7 2600k cpu with a z68 mobo. the current bulldozers are a hug dissapointment compared to all the hype by amd frown.gif
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Well if you can use the RAM then yes and the next range of AMD CPU's (Piledriver) will be compatible with AM3+ boards and they should be out sometime in September.
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Vishera is supposed to have quad channel DDR, therefore I am imagining a new batch of AM3+ boards will come out to support this. Based on that I probably would not buy the current AM3+ variants at this time.
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post #6 of 6
A nice side grade would be a AM3+ mobo, with a X6, or Zosma and unlock to x6.
Quad channel memory is appealing, but to wait all the way till September does not sound like fun.
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