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[Inquirer] AMD sticks with Socket AM3+ for Steamroller, FM2 to get three years

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CHIP DESIGNER AMD has said that its upcoming Vishera chip will not be the last to use Socket AM3+.

AMD's desktop Piledriver processor, which is better known by its Vishera codename, will use the firm's Socket AM3+, effectively meaning the chip is a drop-in replacement from previous generation Zambezi processors. The firm said that it will continue to support the AM3+ socket and that this won't be the last processor to use the socket.

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AMD's statement regarding top-to-bottom socket compatibility means that its upcoming accelerated processor units (APUs) will have another three years or so using the FM2 socket that will make its debut with Trinity in October.
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This is really good news for the folks who bought into the wonderful little FX4170 for example. Or the poor suckers who bought FX8s for gaming.
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Bad news for those that want to SLI or Crossfire...unless it's technically possible for AMD to fix AM3+'s PCIE bandwidth issues without changing the socket.
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post #4 of 216
Good. Now I don't feel like I have to buy Vishera to make my 990FX Sabtertooth worth the money.
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This is really good news for the folks who bought into the wonderful little FX4170 for example. Or the poor suckers who bought FX8s for gaming.

Offended, I am. (well, I do other things while gaming)

OT: This is good news, if it's true.
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Although they aren't perfect, AMD does a good job helping people upgrade. Motherboards that support DDR2/DDR3, sockets that support generation after generation, and affordable boards/chips.

Not to mention their APU, which is fantastic.
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So does that mean no PCIE 3.0? Or is that something a revision of rthe chipset can fix?
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^^with the current "improvement" of pcie 3.0 over pcie 2.0...i dont think its that much critical.
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Yay! Another reason for me to upgrade to a Formula-V!
 
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So does that mean no PCIE 3.0? Or is that something a revision of rthe chipset can fix?

From what I've read, AMD is working on a new chipset based around AM3+.
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