My question is, if I have a motherboard that is socket AMD3+, will it accept a socket AMD3 processor? Or do I need to look for an AMD3+ processor to go with it?
That is all. Thanks!
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Advanced Micro Devices said that its next-generation desktop processors code-named Zambezi will use socket AM3+ platforms, which will be backwards compatible with the firm's existing AM3 products. While the latter is an advantage for the platform, it may be a disadvantage for eight-core processors based on Bulldozer micro-architecture.
"The existing G34 and C32 server infrastructure will support the new Bulldozer-based server products. In order for AMD’s desktop offering to fully leverage the capabilities of Bulldozer, an enhanced AM3+ socket will be introduced that supports Bulldozer and is backward-compatible with our existing AM3 CPU offerings," an official from AMD said in an interview with Planet3DNow web-site...
No! Read your own quote! That specifically talks about Zambezi processors. It further states "an enhanced AM3+ socket will be introduced that supports Bulldozer and is back-compatible our existing AM3 CPU offerings". "Will be introduced" CLEARLY indicates that currently, not all AM3+ boards support all AM3 CPUs.
Well, according to AMD it's completely backwards compatible
lol Yes, you are right. I happen to prefer Intel anyway - though that's strictly a personal preference as AMD makes excellent CPUs too.
As per another thread I started recently, I have decided to go with an Intel processor.
That ought to make things easy in this thread.
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