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im just wondering how long my motherboard will be current do you think amds next gen cpus will work on socket am3 plus
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im just wondering how long my motherboard will be current do you think amds next gen cpus will work on socket am3 plus

They have already moved on. The bulldozer and newest AMD mobo's are AM3+. Then they have the FM1 socket that is soon to be replaced by the FM2.
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well that sucks my bad luck i always get a mobo on the way out lol. i have a fx 8120 now i hope it last me a few years
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Doesn't only the Llano use FM1?
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Doesn't only the Llano use FM1?

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well that sucks my bad luck i always get a mobo on the way out lol. i have a fx 8120 now i hope it last me a few years

PileDriver is the next big thing. I don't keep up to date on it but if I recall its going to use the same AM3+ socket as Bulldozer dose. FM1 is going to be replaced though.
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Correct.
PileDriver is the next big thing. I don't keep up to date on it but if I recall its going to use the same AM3+ socket as Bulldozer dose. FM1 is going to be replaced though.

I thought Llano was more for like HTPC, small form factors and laptops..
I mean my friend has a A4-3300m and to me it seems like it's more comparable to ATOM rather then SB, Phenom or BD
So unless piledriver(or whatever the next disappointment will be) is going to use the FM socket I don't see AM socket going away soon(maybe AM4)

But even then... AM4 would work on a AM3+ board, right?
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I thought Llano was more for like HTPC, small form factors and laptops..
I mean my friend has a A4-3300m and to me it seems like it's more comparable to ATOM rather then SB, Phenom or BD
So unless piledriver(or whatever the next disappointment will be) is going to use the FM socket I don't see AM socket going away soon(maybe AM4)
But even then... AM4 would work on a AM3+ board, right?

AM3+ should be here for a while. the FM1 socket is an amazing platform. You can use it for HTPC, home server, you can even get some great gaming performance out of them. Its no 955 or i5 2500k but its ALOT cheaper and very power efficient.
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cool only real reason i got my new set up was to get sata 3 so far i miss intel.amd bulldozers aint bad just seem slow for a 8 core cpu
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cool only real reason i got my new set up was to get sata 3 so far i miss intel.amd bulldozers aint bad just seem slow for a 8 core cpu

Well when it comes to mulit threaded applications and VM's, the FX 8xx chips really shows it's strength and it nearly matches the 2600k in this department but at the cost of low performance when it comes to games and single threaded applications and not to mention higher power consumption.

The Am3+ socket is going to support PD chips that are going to be out later this year but after that it's pretty much unknown if the next chip after PD will support AM3+
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They have already moved on. The bulldozer and newest AMD mobo's are AM3+. Then they have the FM1 socket that is soon to be replaced by the FM2.

Uhh yeah mate they haven't moved on yet. He's asking how much longer they will use AM3+...

Well FM2 is coming out for the Trinity processors, and I'm fairly sure Piledriver will still run on AM3+, not suer about the next one (excavator?) though.
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