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Old 09-05-11, 03:04 AM   #1
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Default AMD has decided to extend AM3+ platform life.

Recently leaked AMD CPU roadmap showed AM3+ to have very short life and Bulldozer refresh Komodo with up to 10 cores will be move to new FM2 platform but now the roadmap is changed as AMD has decided to extend AM3+ platform life and it will support Komodo on AM3+ socket while Trinity APU will be move to FM2 platform.



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Hope the revised roadmap is true but still need confirmation from AMD. If it will turn out to be real and Bulldozer reviews with benchmarks are better then I probably will upgrade it in the next few months.

After AM3+ probably will be AM4 with PCI Express 3.0/4.0 and DDR4 memory.
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Old 09-05-11, 10:03 AM   #2
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This interesting news indeed if, as you say, it is true.

My current [Intel based] system has served me well for the past several years. However, I'm hearing the call to upgrade. Unless the benchmarks turn out to be aweful, I expect to purchase a Bulldozer based system.

Any thoughts on a motherboard? I am an Asus guy myself. I don't care for PCI slots or IDE connectors. The fewer the better. Might as well research this now.
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Old 09-05-11, 01:09 PM   #3
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hmm, FM1 will have a very short life, and i considering upgrading one system to that platform, i guess not now.
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Old 09-05-11, 07:41 PM   #4
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No integrated PCI-E for a while then. Still waiting for official, it's strange the last official roadmap mentioned up to 10 cores and this one only 8. Maybe they realised 10 will be super overkill for desktops? I hope they just got for implementing all the big changes to the platform once they go DDR4 probably sometime in 2013.

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This interesting news indeed if, as you say, it is true.

My current [Intel based] system has served me well for the past several years. However, I'm hearing the call to upgrade. Unless the benchmarks turn out to be aweful, I expect to purchase a Bulldozer based system.

Any thoughts on a motherboard? I am an Asus guy myself. I don't care for PCI slots or IDE connectors. The fewer the better. Might as well research this now.
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Old 09-06-11, 04:55 PM   #6
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Yeah, I was leaning in the Asus and Gigabyte direction. In particular, I like Asus, have used them for years, trust them and swear by them. I had a Gigabyte once a while back when I first went AMD. It was garbage. Switched to an Asus and loved it. I hear the new Gigabyte boards are solid stuff though.

I checked Asus Crossair V Formula. Looks like an awesome board although a bit on the pricy side. I own a Creative PCI-E XFi based sound card so the onboard sound isnt' that big of a deal to me. I'm also checking out the Asus Sabertooh 990FX. Looks like a solid board as well. I think if I were buying now, I'd grab one of these.

I'll actually be upgrading in at least 4 months. Plenty of time to change my mind. Also a lot of time for manufacturers to release new boards as well.
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If you already have a soundcard the sabertooth is nice. I'd still consider buying an intel Gb Ethernet card for $20-30 though - depending on your usage.
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AMD now confirmed they decided to extend AM3+ platform life, the roadmap now changed again about third times in last few months, the sad part is is AMD unfortunately decided to cancelled both Komodo CPU and Corona desktop platform so we will not have 10 core CPU in 2012.

Volan/Scorpius Refresh platform are now replaced cancelled Corona and Vishera CPU now replaced cancelled Komodo CPU for 2012, Vishera CPU will have up to 8 Piledriver cores and use same AM3+ socket as Zambezi.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/cpu/dis...New_Chips.html
http://www.tcmagazine.com/tcm/news/h...ces-it-vishera

I had decided ASUS M5A99X EVO will be my next motherboard, pity it wont have IGP. Look forward to have UEFI BIOS.
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I really think it has to be because they are planning DDR4 not too long after. Makes sense to line up all those changes with one platform change.
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Old 09-24-11, 11:18 AM   #10
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Am I the only one that thinks this is great? This is exactly the reason I buy, and will continue to buy AMD processors. They are the best value Vs. performance cpu's.....add in the fact that they don't make you buy a motherboard for every other cpu upgrade. They extend the life of the platform while adding performance. This is the way it should be done IMHO.

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What do you mean every other? With every new CPU on a Intel platform you need a new motherboard!! I guess that's why their Chipset sales are so large. I think the main reason being is yields of the APU are so low and as they are really ment for the lower end and has little use in high end it is better to have them turned off or removed to improve yields.
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