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So the article said we're not getting pure Steamroller based CPUs for the AM3+ socket? I could have sworn that we were going to get a non APU chip for upgrading from the 81xx / 83xx series of processors... I'll be very put off if I can't drop in a Steamroller based chip into my Formula-Z motherboard as the reason I upgraded to that platform was due to the easy upgrade path that would last through 2014.
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I like how people with AMD cpu's are waiting to upgrade when they can already upgrade by a lot rolleyes.gif
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I like how people with AMD cpu's are waiting to upgrade when they can already upgrade by a lot rolleyes.gif

Not sure what you're getting at really. It's a simple question of economics for those of us with AM3+. Steamroller 8 core that brings 20% performance improvements might cost $200, versus bottom tier i7 and a new motherboard might be $400. AMD said Vishera was NOT the end of AM3+ a year ago and I didn't think they meant these 9xxx overclocked 8350s. Now they aren't saying anything of substance, while the trade rags say we should not expect an upgrade. Wait and see...
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post #54 of 54
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This article isn't bring any new news to the table as far as I can see.
No, but I think it is a good analysis of the writing on the wall. Of course AMD is scrapping AM3+. They want to support APU:s only going forward. The refresh of the chipset and the scrapping of any new chipset for AM3+ really is telling like Josh writes. The 9590 is a bone thrown to us AM3+ users. Might be the very last one, I'd be surprised to see anything beyond 32 nm Piledriver on AM3+.

Of curse I would be happy with a 22 nm Steamroller/Excavator glorious goodness that just fit right into my (too many) AM3+ motherboards. Likewise, I wouldn't say no to a couple of 4960X CPUs just falling down in my lap. Just isn't going to happen, is it?
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