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AMD schedules to launch its 45nm process socket AM3 family processors in the second half of 2008. The processors will support HyperTransport 3.0 and will have a built-in DDR2/DDR3 memory controller. The processors will be backward compatible with the previous AM2 and AM2+ socket motherboards, according to sources at motherboard makers...
whats the difference between AM2 and AM2+?

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Although Socket AM3 processors will be backwards compatible with previous socket AM2 and AM2+ motherboards, socket AM3 motherboards will not be able to support the previous socket AM2 and AM2+ processors. Therefore shipment volumes of socket AM3 motherboards will depend on the speed of transition to DDR3 memory, added the sources.
so that means if i get a AM3 Motherboard my 5200+ will not work on it right?
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post #12 of 22
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whats the difference between AM2 and AM2+?



so that means if i get a AM3 Motherboard my 5200+ will not work on it right?
AM2+ is basically just socket AM2 with faster HTT and PCIe busses. AM3 is a completely new socket. If your 5200+ is socket 939, it will not work on any of these boards, however if it is AM2, it will go into an AM2+ (for sure) and AM3 (i think).
post #13 of 22
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AM2+ is basically just socket AM2 with faster HTT and PCIe busses. AM3 is a completely new socket. If your 5200+ is socket 939, it will not work on any of these boards, however if it is AM2, it will go into an AM2+ (for sure) and AM3 (i think).
AM2 AM2+ and AM3 will all be the same physical layout but AM2+ will use DDR2 and AM3 will use DDR3
AM2 cpus will be compatible with AM2+ mobos
post #14 of 22
maybe they should so something sooner before they go any further into debt
post #15 of 22
It said you will be able to use AM3 CPU's in AM2/AM2+ mobos, but since AM2(+) CPUs are only capable of driving DDR2 with their onboard controllers, they will not be compatible with DDR3(AM3) motherboards. However I'm guessing AM3 CPUs must have a DDR2 controller built or something, so they'll work in AM2(+) mobos.

The point is if you want to make a gradual changeover to AM3, wou will have to buy a CPU before the mobo/ram.
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I can't wait to buy one for my son. He should be alive and kicking by the time these are released.
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AMD will reign in the end.
The AZ Cardinals will win the next superbowl.
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At this rate they will mone out with AM3 before the K10!
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AM3 = DDR3 hence the #3 in it, hence the incomaptability with DDR2 as in AM2 and AM2+.
    
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