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Bulldozer/Zambezi to be incompatible with AM3

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September 7, 2010 8:07:42 AM

http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/cpu/display/20100826225852...

Unfortunately, it seems that a lot of AMD users out there hoping just to drop a new Bulldozer chip into their existing AM3 board (myself included) are going to be disappointed. The chip will require a new AM3+ socket, which is compatible with existing AM3 chips, but will not work in the current socket.

Damn.

On the other hand, if they were going to do this, then I reckon they should have gone all the way and made it AM4 with enhanced features.

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September 7, 2010 2:43:13 PM

Maybe AM4 is on the way. How long did AMD take to release AM3 when they just launched AM2+?
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September 7, 2010 3:37:22 PM

Sorry, this're old news: See here
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