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AMD-AM3 platform release date?

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January 5, 2009 7:55:16 PM

I was planning to upgrade my mobo to AM2+ platform, but I heard that AM3 is *supposed* to be released sometime this year 2009. I couldn't find any recent news or threads on this, does anyone know? If it's going to be soon, I mind as well wait before I upgrade my computer.

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January 6, 2009 7:12:43 AM

Rumour says sometimes February 2009.

January 6, 2009 12:54:50 PM

I heard january :o  *is confused* some of the AM2+ mobo can support the CPU through with a BIOS update as the new AM3 are backward compatible
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January 6, 2009 6:34:24 PM

Yeah, I know AM2+ can support the new AM3 processors with a BIOS update, but AM2+ can only support DDR2 memory; with AM3 it uses DDR3 memory.
January 6, 2009 7:06:56 PM

I don't wanna stuck with DDR2 only mobo.

I bought socket 939 mobo which was followed by AM2 mobo not long after. 2-3 years along the line when I wanted to upgrade... dang, most of the socket 939 cpu has gone.

The temptation to get PII 940 is so high, I guess I can wait another month or two. :( 
January 7, 2009 12:47:55 AM

I belive the chipset is 790GX ? right they should be out in the next 3 weeks or so.

the 939 pin AMD was awsome...too bad AMD discountuned a great socket
January 8, 2009 8:57:23 AM


790GX is already out, it comes with integrated graphic card but it support DDR2.
February 12, 2009 8:56:47 PM

hahaha i just got my AM3 mobo around feb