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ASUS Launches World's First Motherboards for AMD FM2+ APUs

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Jul 24, 2013.

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    Seems like Gigabyte plans to release FM2 itx.

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    939 didn't support 754, AM2 didn't support 939, AM3 didn't support AM2+, FM2 didn't support FM1.

    So, in the last 10 years, more often than not the new socket didn't support the previous.
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    no, but there has always been some sort of board launch prior to the CPUs. AND you could always put the new chips in older sockets, although often with some power features disabled.


    That's the thing...AMD's platform hasn't changed much since 939, even still using roughly the same number of pins. what HAS changed, though, is power delivery. Chipsets have been pin-compatible for AGES.
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    That is true. And what seems to be happening is that AMD is on a tick/tock release schedule with their motherboards(while Intel is on it with their processors). It seems AMD releases a socket, then releases a minor update to the socket. I'm not sure which I like better...I do know I like AMD's other practices better at this point though. Though AMD locking BCLK overclocking on the FM2 platform really sucks.
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