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So i was thinking of building a cheap rig for my TV room in the den to watch movies etc and i was thinking of doing the APU route but i've been hearing that FM2 will be replaced sometime in the upcoming year? is this true?
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So i was thinking of building a cheap rig for my TV room in the den to watch movies etc and i was thinking of doing the APU route but i've been hearing that FM2 will be replaced sometime in the upcoming year? is this true?

Not as far as I'm aware - the only thing I've *heard* is that there may be a FM2+ (somewhat like AM3 vs AM3+) . That said, in general AMD is pretty good about backwards compatibility. Steamroller bases cpu's will be on FM2 and AM3+ as far as I know.

Besides, if it's just for htpc duty - a 6800k richland is more than overkill as is.
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Everything will eventually be replaced. If you just want a cheap box to stream and act as a media center...does it matter if that socket will be obsolete? What are you going to upgrade your media center for a faster CPU? Unless you're using Celeron Ds....don't worry about it.

Find something that'll do what you want in your price range, be happy with it.
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only if its not working on your board biggrin.gif
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It is dead as in Kaveri is not coming to FM2 but FM2+.

But it's alive in the sense that FM2+ hasn't launched yet.
   
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post #6 of 7
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Ok well I do loan my PC out for friends to play on or use it as a gaming rig when mine is down so i just wanna make sure that its the latest possible Don't wanna buy an FM2 only to find is been replaced by something better ina month :\
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also they just released the new APU's for FM2..so not dead yet
Edited by iceman595 - 6/19/13 at 1:32pm
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