Socket AM3+ CPUs will support future AMD based Steamroller
Until a few weeks ago, news about amd launches ads and conspicuously absent, but apparently AMD was saving it for dates close to the launch of its APU AMD A-5000 Series “Trinity” for desktop FM2 socket, socket APUs bear three generations , becoming a fairly long-lived socket for these times where sockets support only one or two generations of CPUs.
From The Inquirer report that AMD have been confirmed that the socket fm2 not the only socket longevity of AMD, for the current socket am3+ will support the not yet released microprocessors Vishera (FX-Series second generation), but also at least a generation of microprocessors, which means that also support future microprocessors based on detailed recently microarchitecture Steamroller .
AMD also reveals that in a few years will unify their sockets for their products CPU and APU on one socket support all lines of desktop products, this means that probably FM2 and AM3+ will be the last sockets non-unified AMD, for what we might speculate that AMD plans to all future products will be APUs, and there will be versions with IGP disabled covering the current CPU (no IGP) or indeed that keep both production lines compatible with a single socket.
Leaving aside the speculation. It’s clearly good news for current owners of motherboards socket AM3+ socket apart from what mentioned AMD also supports the old microprocessors Phenom II socket AM3, which makes AM3+ in perhaps the socket with more support than existed (with support of at least four generations of CPUs).
Link: AMD sticks with Socket AM3+ for Steamroller (The Inquirer)Tags: am3, amd, bulldozer, compatibility, CPU, fm2, k10.5, microprocessor, piledriver, processor, socket, Steamroller, support, Vishera, zambezi