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AM3+ release date?

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September 6, 2010 11:09:31 AM

As we all are now aware AMD's new bulldozer architecture will not run on AM3 and will require the new AM3+ socket. I have heard rumors that the first bulldozer CPU's known as Zambezi will be out in Q4 2010, but i have also heard they will be a year late. That being said the new socket is going to be backwards compatible with current AM3 CPU's so is it likely we will get the new socket soon? It would seem like a smart move for AMD to release the new socket now so people like myself who are looking to build now don't wait until next year but build with a current CPU and can upgrade next year. Is this likely to happen???

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September 6, 2010 11:21:50 AM

It really doesn't make sense to purchase a new motherboard with plans to upgrade CPU 6 months to a year down the road since when you are ready to buy the new CPU better and cheaper motherboards will be out then.
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September 6, 2010 11:52:58 AM

well, apparently Snady Bridge will be out in a matter of months, so id say Bulldozer would be out soon afterwards...
the main thing that worries me is what will the prices be?
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September 6, 2010 3:47:10 PM

saaiello said:
It really doesn't make sense to purchase a new motherboard with plans to upgrade CPU 6 months to a year down the road since when you are ready to buy the new CPU better and cheaper motherboards will be out then.



Well if your cheap like me you may want to buy a good motherboard and a decent CPU(X6 1050T), then in a year when bulldozer has come down a bit in price be able to just chuck it in your mobo without having to worry about compatibility or OS issues. To me in seems silly to set up a whole new rig with an AM3 socket knowing that you are unlikely to be able to upgrade the CPU.
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September 16, 2010 10:36:44 AM

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September 17, 2010 3:17:50 AM

Thanx
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September 17, 2010 5:02:49 AM

p4nz3rm4d said:
well, apparently Snady Bridge will be out in a matter of months, so id say Bulldozer would be out soon afterwards...
the main thing that worries me is what will the prices be?


According to some sources AMD has delayed Bulldozer until Q4 2011. It was slated for Q2 2011 but the 32nm fabrication process GloFlo is working on is having a few problems they need to sort out. Most likley its a problem with yields since I think AMD is still using SOI and adding HK/MG too it in 32nm.


Who knows until AMD says something concrete.
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July 29, 2011 4:51:10 PM

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