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Bulldozer = AM3

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Hey guys, I am planning on getting a new CPU, MOBO and RAM soon and was heavily considering going AM3 for the possibility that future Bulldozer CPU's will be compatible with the socket.

Should this be the case, I would be willing to spend the money on a great motherboard now that will support Bulldozer and a decent CPU to get me by until Bulldozer is released.

So, is it likely that Bulldozer will be AM3 and if so, will it work on current AM3 motherboards?
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post #2 of 6
I've read alot about bulldozer and hear that the 1st cpus of bulldozer will be compatible with the AM3 socket.
post #3 of 6
It is rumored to be AM3 compatible just like Thuban was. All the board would need is a bios update.
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from what i know, there will be no AM3r2. bulldozers will be delivered to AM3.
post #5 of 6
Make sure you get usb 3 and sata 6 with your board. Future compatibility is all good as long as the motherboard you get is not going to be the bottleneck in the future.
post #6 of 6
even if it isnt fully compatible i would imagine it would be like am3+ or something like that so it would work and be physically the same spec... this is just speculation on my part so dont take it as more than a grain of salt
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