What is the differenc between am3 and fm 1 sockets

what is the difference between am3 and fm 1 sockets. same CPUs?
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  1. am3 is for cpu, phenom, fx, athlon

    FM1 is for APU, ie A8-xxxx

    APU has a built in graphics chip and is not compatible with am3, and vice-versa.
  2. Socket FM1 is only for Llano; A4, A6, A8 series APUs.

    APU = Accelerated Processing Unit = This is a term AMD created to describe a CPU core and graphics core in one single chip. Llano is AMD's current generation APU. The next generation APU will be known as Trinity and it will use a different socket; socket FM2.

    Intel's Sandy Bridge Core i3/i5/i7 (and budget Pentium series too) also have a CPU core and graphic core in one single chip, but Intel still calls them CPUs.
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