Originally Posted by NaroonGTX
I understand that people wanted SR FX, but AMD never promised there would be one. Hell, AM3+ as a socket itself wasn't supposed to even have a Piledriver successor. Originally the Piledriver FX was meant for Socket FM2 via the Komodo platform, and it would've had 5 modules for a total of 10 cores. Something happened, and that was canned (the 1090FX platform itself was canned well before even this got canned) and they ended up sending Vishera over to AM3+.
I guess since everyone saw Piledriver reach AM3+, they assumed there would be an FX variant. The only chance for there to have been an FX chip based on SR was if the follow up to the Orochi 2.0 Piledriver Opterons being SR-based, and that chance was murdered and thrown into a shallow grave the moment it was revealed that Warsaw would succeed those parts. We don't know what, if anything, would follow Warsaw in 2015. Perhaps FX would return then. We don't know yet, but for now, people can either make due with the current Vishera series, they can go to FM2+, or they can go Intel. There's not really anything else to be said.
The problem with this explanation is that AMD themselves said AM3+ will get yet another CPU after vishera, I recall that story from the Inquirer. FX-9370/9590 isn't that CPU, since they are exactly the same stepping as normal visheras (OR-C0), new SKU=/=new CPU. Now unless that story was bogus, people had every right to expect SR to come to AM3+ as well, although I suppose a new stepping,a sibling to Warsaw would qualify as another cpu.