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Here's a theory - after Steamroller AMD's going APU only. With things like HSA, this does make sense.
 
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Here's a theory - after Steamroller AMD's going APU only. With things like HSA, this does make sense.

Seeing as how AMD said Excavator would be the first 'true' APU, yes, it would. Shame that we don't have any detailed info on XV as more substantial proof.
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Maybe because amd cant afford the research and development of new chipsets and socket revisions aswell as new cpu architecture???

Lol, like it really costs anything to add or remove a pin from a socket (cough Intel). I mean the CPUs are planned out years in advance, so for example why not add features to LGA 1156 knowing well that 1155 will use said features?

I think intel has used less sockets than amd? Maybe im having a fever dream but I remember finding that out one day and being shocked.
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Good, I just ordered a Sabertooth today. We'll see how Steamroller looks next month.
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Sweet, I won't have to give up my Sabertooth
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I think intel has used less sockets than amd? Maybe im having a fever dream but I remember finding that out one day and being shocked.
For one thing AMD has all those AM#+ sockets and stuff. AM2, AM2+, AM3, and AM3+ would technically be considered 4 different sockets.
 
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and the life of my Crosshair V is extended once again biggrin.gif
I knew piledriver would be AM3+ but I thought for sure steamroller would be a new socket.
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Maybe because amd cant afford the research and development of new chipsets and socket revisions aswell as new cpu architecture???
or maybe amd wants its customers to save money, keep their existing mother board?
Edited by HK_47 - 9/27/12 at 3:40pm
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From what I've read, AMD is working on a new chipset based around AM3+.

That article is a year old, and from what I've heard, there is not a new chipset launching with Piledriver.

Hopefully they get rid of the multi-GPU latency/bandwidth issues with the new chipset. It has been pretty well documented that it is mostly the chipset that is holding back even dual-GPU setups, not the CPU.

Wow I didn't know that. Thanks for that interesting tidbit.

Anyway, AMD has always been so upgrade friendly, only recently their FM1 FM2 business wasn't that great. I don't think there was much point to buy Llano, it's a dead socket after all.
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I'm a bit disappointed.
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Here's a theory - after Steamroller AMD's going APU only. With things like HSA, this does make sense.

With HSA, an 8 core APU with something like 640 GCN cores sounds really nice.
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Quote:
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Maybe because amd cant afford the research and development of new chipsets and socket revisions aswell as new cpu architecture???

Lol, like it really costs anything to add or remove a pin from a socket (cough Intel). I mean the CPUs are planned out years in advance, so for example why not add features to LGA 1156 knowing well that 1155 will use said features?

I think intel has used less sockets than amd? Maybe im having a fever dream but I remember finding that out one day and being shocked.

Past 10 years:

Intel: 478, 775, 1156, 1366, 1155, 2011
AMD: A, 754, 939, AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1

Now, here's the difference.

A lot of boards will accept AM3 and AM3+ CPUs. A lot of boards will accept AM2 and AM2+ CPUs. A lot of boards will even accept AM2 through AM3. Some will even accept AM2 through AM3+.

There's no chance of getting a 478 in a 775, a 775 in a 1156, etc.
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My 990X board just received couple green mushroom so move over mario. biggrin.gif
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Giga Buster
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-2500K Asrock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 MSI RX 470 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital  LG DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
COMPAQ WF1907 CM Storm Devastator EVGA 700W 80+ Bronze RAIDMAX VORTEX 
MouseMouse PadAudio
CM Storm Devastator AULA Onboard Realtek Audio 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom X6 1600T @3.8ghz 1.325v M5A99X EVO EVGA GTX 460 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital  LG DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper TX3  Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit 
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ACER 17 inch Agiler Antec 520-HCG Super T 
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