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I just herd about an AM2+ that will be coming out sometime in 07. So it will use HT3.0 which uses DDR3? Will the + have the same pin configuration as the regular AM2? Please add anything else that is known or speculated.
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post #2 of 13
I heard it's called AM3 and it will be coming out closer to 2008. It will use DDR3.

It always comes out later than expected though.
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AM2, AM2+ and AM3 will all be the same pins. you'll be able to use an AM3 proc in an AM2 board, but not an AM2 proc in an AM3 board or something along those lines.
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AM2, AM2+ and AM3 will all be the same pins. you'll be able to use an AM3 proc in an AM2 board, but not an AM2 proc in an AM3 board or something along those lines.
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post #5 of 13
AM2+ is just the transition socket. Supports HT 3.0 and PCI-E 2.0 I think. AM3 is doing DDR3.
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AM2+ is just the transition socket. Supports HT 3.0 and PCI-E 2.0 I think. AM3 is doing DDR3.
yeah, AM2+ is still DDR2 (noted by the *2*)....
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Yup. When AMD makes a comeback(which they will!) I'll probably go AM2+
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post #8 of 13
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Yup. When AMD makes a comeback(which they will!) I'll probably go AM2+
oh man, this is so exciting!!! cant wait to see what kinda ram speeds come from the DDR3 any ideas?
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post #9 of 13
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I just herd about an AM2+ that will be coming out sometime in 07. So it will use HT3.0 which uses DDR3? Will the + have the same pin configuration as the regular AM2? Please add anything else that is known or speculated.
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post #10 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by mudd View Post
AM2, AM2+ and AM3 will all be the same pins. you'll be able to use an AM3 proc in an AM2 board, but not an AM2 proc in an AM3 board or something along those lines.
Isn't most hardware BACKWARDs compatible and not forwards?

That means a AM2 board will not work with AM3, but a AM3 board would use AM2 & 3 ?

I havn't heard anything, that just makes more sense to my befuddled mind.
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