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News ASRock reveals Socket AM3+ CPU details

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 27 Apr 2011.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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  2. javaman

    javaman May irritate Eyes

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    Marketing BS
     
  3. MrJay

    MrJay You are always where you want to be

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    don't know if I should bother to hold out for ab am3+ board
     
  4. Pete J

    Pete J RIP Teelzebub

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    Which one is it?
     
  5. Webby63

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    I really don't mind if they drop backwards compatibility here as they are moving from CPU to APU and I think they will have to use a shoe horn to make it work. Fewer good products are better than lots of rubbish ones. However I do love backwards compatibility and I think that once the leap to APU has been made they should put it back in for the next lot of APUs.
     
  6. arcticstoat

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    Fixed - it's the former.
     
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    bigkingfun Tinkering addict

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    Don't know why but I immediately thought of this:
     
  8. Ending Credits

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    At least they're not banging on about some dubiously named software feature performing some cryptic function of questionable worth.
     
  9. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

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    "so the new AM3+ CPUs don't look as though they're going to be accompanied by a new range of chipsets."

    Ouch! We were lead to believe this was a rank and file, top to bottom, new range of AMD CPU based on next generation of AMD chipsets.

    Jesus Christ! could we get a definitive answer to what all this BS launch is actually going to be?

    The fireworks have just fizzled out guys and gals!
     
  10. kylew

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    I don't think any one ever did officially claim that they'd be backwards compatible. It's all been rumors spread by people on the internet.
     
  11. Pete J

    Pete J RIP Teelzebub

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    *head wobble thing* uh no he di'int!
     
  12. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

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    Neither did I mention backward compatible.
     
  13. slothy89

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    By the time AMD get their oh so "mighty" bulldozer on the shelves, AMD devotees might have given up waiting and resigned to sandy bridge. Unless of course they're the same die hard fans waiting on Duke Nukem..

    Oh andnot to forget intel will probably have Ivy Bridge out by then too..

    Its like watching a Shetland Pony race against a Seasoned Race Horse!
     
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    Considering MSI have been value champs with both sockets AM2+ (with the K9A2 CF+Platinum) and AM3 (with the 770 C45), I'll believe this if they also bring out any AM3+ boards with existing chipsets.

    Otherwise it's just a continuation of Asrock using old chipsets eg Crossfire from 2007 on a 2010-released board,and hopefully not a trend.
     
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    New generation of CPUs require a new generation of motherboards. Who would've thought :rolleyes:
     
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    Thinking is for chumps.
     
  17. Lenderz

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    Why so sad?

    AMD has been saying May/June for a long time afaik. You're on a tech news site, giving you news/rumours about new tech as they get it, its not officially from AMD. I'd wait for the official information personally.

    I never understand the negativity from people, competition is good, new architecture is very interesting. It honestly feels like some people have jumped into bed with their chosen brand.
     
  18. Farfalho

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    The 8 series chipset has many today's features built in. They could be improved with a revision but they already have SATA3, DDR3, USB3. I think the only thing left out is the PCI-E 3.0 but even that isn't due for the time being. 9-series chipset I think it isn't necessary maybe because the 8-series were already preconceived with Bulldozer in mind but a revision is always a good thing
     
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    As I and many that have been holding back to do a new build I'm more concerned with forward compatibility than backward compatibility to give my new build some longevity.

    Sadly AM3+ isn't going to be long lived.

    2012 is going to see bulldozer become an apu and I really doubt AM3+ will accommodate those apu's.

    This concern about backward compatibility is a big mistake, Zambezi should be on a fresh start AM4 socket compatible with future bulldozer apus, Trinity and Komodo.
     
  20. V3ctor

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    So... They're changing sockets like Intel... Good for them...
     
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