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I just purchased some new fm2 parts in the view of a cheap, overclockable and future proof system.

Since AMD kept their AM3 socket compatible with future CPU releases I thought that this would also be the case for their newest socket. At the time I even read that AMD are dropping AM3 for FM2!

Now the latest information suggests steamroller won't be either socket compatible, with a new socket coming in to play.

Does anyone know if they will continue to release cpus that will work with my system?

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Nothing is official yet afaik.
Probability is high to change to fm3 socket design to compensate for ddr4 arriving next year on top of AMDs push for HSA. One of the main reasons i love amd is because of their backwards compatability but im afraid thats going to change in the near/distant future. Congrats on your new system! And welcome to OCN thumb.gif
   
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It seems I may be a few generations behind to have purchased an AM3 board and benefited from the compatibility! I hope they will somehow keep ddr3 as an option for future cpus just so it will make an easier upgrade path for its users in the future!

Thanks for your reply and yes, I'm enjoying the new system:)

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