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These APUs will be using the FM2+ socket, which is backwards compatible with Trinity/Richland FM2 APUs (FM2 based motherboards are not forwards compatible), as well as a new chipset in the form of A88X, which as far as we know is for FM2+ only. These new APUs offer native support for PCIe 3.0 as well as DX11.1 and 4K support - something all AMD partners will be keen to promote.

GIGABYTE's initial FM2+ lineup will consist of seven models with four ATX and three micro-ATX:
G1.Sniper A88X
F2A88X-UP4
F2A88X-D3H
F2A88X-HD3
F2A88XM-D3H
F2A85XM-DS2
F2A88XM-HD3
Interesting that Gigabyte is making a Sniper board for Kaveri, maybe this is also a singnal that Kaveri will have 8 cores and replace FX chips as AMD's primary performance/gaming CPU.
 

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Woah.... those are... COOL! Wish they released an m-atx version of the G1.Sniper though.
 

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They looks like pretty nice boards, and have multiple PCI-E slots for SLI/XFire. Wonder if Kaveri FM2+ will become a nice gaming platform.
Looks like that rumor about high end boards possibly having a couple chips of GDDR5 soldered on turned out to be false. I always thought it was more wishful thinking than anything
 

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Might have to hold off on an 8320. Loving the sniper board...
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this proves that AMD may fight intel with the FM2+ in the near future... leave alone the FM3 them... i gues this is a good move by AMD
getting a better perfomance per watts with APUs and finally realeasing the khraken with FM3 superior performance...

do u ever imagine AMD making a cpu faster than a 4770k with igpu and costing less money?
 

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this proves that AMD may fight intel with the FM2+ in the near future... leave alone the FM3 them... i gues this is a good move by AMD
getting a better perfomance per watts with APUs and finally realeasing the khraken with FM3 superior performance...

do u ever imagine AMD making a cpu faster than a 4770k with igpu and costing less money?
I would swap to AMD that day. Hell if they can give me I5 performance in ITX I will be there
 

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Originally Posted by EliteReplay View Post

this proves that AMD may fight intel with the FM2+ in the near future... leave alone the FM3 them... i gues this is a good move by AMD
getting a better perfomance per watts with APUs and finally realeasing the khraken with FM3 superior performance...

do u ever imagine AMD making a cpu faster than a 4770k with igpu and costing less money?
don't know if that will happen in the near future, but this is the direction I feel AMD needs to go in.
 

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Can't wait to see what Kaveri is like!
 

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The boards look good but they could do with some real heat sinks on the VRM.
Why?

Most power delivery systems on nowadays' motherboards circle the 92-94% of efficiency. Out of a processor that eats around 120W or so, that is barely 15W at full blast. It can be cooled passively by the PCB alone, xD
 
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