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Will piledriver utilize the AM3+ socket?

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October 31, 2011 4:29:27 PM

After BD was extremely underwhelming I am ready to head into the future with my p2 quad and was wondering if the forthcoming piledriver cpu will run on am3+... I am considering a mobo upgrade to a 990FX board so I can run sli and I am thinking about my future prospects for a rig... simple question and I will say thanks in advance to whomever can shed some light on this for me...
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October 31, 2011 4:40:11 PM

Nothing has been released, not even announced except for "leaked" roadmaps, which means almost nothing.

But more than likely it will not work on the AM3+ Platform.
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October 31, 2011 4:45:59 PM

^ ok and the release will be circa Q2 2012? I know this is far off but im just wondering what people have heard
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October 31, 2011 4:51:07 PM

They said that Bulldozer would be released Q2 2011... that worked out well for them :) 
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October 31, 2011 5:08:42 PM

Actually no one knows for sure if Piledriver will work on the AM3+ mobos but some have hinted that it will. Only time will tell but since PD is an upgrade of BD, it would not make sense to change the socket IMO.
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October 31, 2011 5:27:13 PM

After further reading....

there are 2 versions of PD.

1 processor-only which *might* use AM3+
1 Llano replacement which will use FM2.
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October 31, 2011 5:28:33 PM

People are getting confused, trinity will be using piledriver cores, but it is not the desktop cpu (last rumored for q3-4 2012). Trinity (q1-2 2012) will not have l3 cache and has a built in gpu so it will not work with AM sockets, but uses FM series for the gpu output. It is likely that Desktop PD will be AM3+
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October 31, 2011 5:52:45 PM

itzdanielp said:
After further reading....

there are 2 versions of PD.

1 processor-only which *might* use AM3+
1 Llano replacement which will use FM2.

FM1/2 for the APUs
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October 31, 2011 5:57:16 PM

IMO, AMD took the shock about the BD from the first day release i guess they didn't team up for the bear.
So i'm guessing they will prepare for a massive surprise, maybe this will be achieved with new chipsets, sockets....whatever. But they gonna offer much more performance with PD
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