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

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According to AnandTech, "The market that likes a yellow/yellow-gold color is the Middle East, which could be a potential growth area."
You'd think that with all the sand and rock around them, the Middle-Easterners would've been tired of yellow tones by now... :p
 

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i hope there will be plenty of mITX
 
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Q. Will there be any FM2+ 'Bolton' mini-ITX motherboards from Gigabyte?

A. We are currently offering a new F2A885XN-WIFI board.Check it out here (http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4611#ov)We showed it at Computex earlier this year and will get around to announcing officially it at some point in the very near future.

Q. Will we see any mATX AM3+ motherboards from Gigabyte?

A. Regarding AM3+ in Micro-ATX, I'm pretty sure that we don't currently see sufficient demand. AM3+ is pretty much squeezed into an enthusiast space where ATX seems a better fit, not least because it provides better multi-GPU options.
Seems like Gigabyte plans to release FM2 itx.

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AM2+ supported all AM2 processors, AM3+ supported all AM3 processors, FM2+ supports all FM2 processors. The one difference is the AM3 Phenom II processors that are operable in AM2-AM3+ boards since they have dual DDR2/DDR3 memory controllers.
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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new socket didn't support the previous.
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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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.
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.