Originally Posted by EniGma1987
On the desktop side of things AMD is STILL saying there will not be a Steamroller FX on AM3+ chipset...
any source of that. I haven't seen anything official from AMD either way on AM3+ Steamroller.
If the performance is there I'm willing to switch from my current AM3+ setup to a FM2+ rig.
HSA could be worth it. Performance and Power Saving wise.
AMD Vows Not to Drop Microprocessor Sockets in Next Two Years [xbit]
“AMD has a long history of supporting the DIY and enthusiast desktop market with socketed CPUs and APUs that are compatible with a wide range of motherboard products from our partners. That will continue through 2013 and 2014 with the ‘Kaveri’ APU and FX CPU lines. We have no plans at this time to move to BGA-only packaging and look forward to continuing to support this critical segment of the market,” said Gary Silcott, a spokesman for AMD.
AMD sticks with Socket AM3+ for Steamroller [the INQUIRER]
As it emerged this week, AMD will delay the roll-out of its Steamroller micro-architecture powered server and desktop processors till late 2014, hence, the firm will continue to sell FX-series chips in AM3+ form-factor throughout 2013 and most of 2014. It is logical to expect AMD to continue offering interchangeable high-end desktop central processing units after 2014 to provide necessary flexibility to enthusiasts.
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.
AMD also confirmed a lot of leaked information on Vishera and touted its overclocking abilities, which The INQUIRER saw first hand two weeks ago. The firm not only confirmed that Socket AM3+ users can expect at least one more chip, almost certainly one based on the Steamroller architecture, it said that all of its future processors "in a few years time" will be socket compatible.