Is there any reason to buy AM3 motherboards over AM3/AM2+/AM2?
The only thing I see in different is the socket and RAM. AM3 supports DDR3, which seems to be a bit of a waste. The socket pins are also slightly different, but the socket is universal so this should not be a problem.
The price different is considerable, making me wonder if if it really is worth it to get a AM3 board.
I hear there will be new 6 core AMD CPUs coming out in Q2, but it`s likely they will be too expensive for me. However, I am also wondering if these new CPUs will be compatible with AM3/AM2+/AM2. This will allow me to upgrade a few years down the road.
So basically, I am wondering if I should get AM3 vs AM3/AM2+/AM2 for:
Price Future-Proof Performance
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Am3 works with ddr3 only; use am2+am3 board for ddr2 if you want to delay purchasing ram.
Will newer AM3 CPUs still be compatible with the AM3/AM2+/AM2 boards?