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Socket AM2 Forward Compatible With AM3 CPUs

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By: Steve Dougherty | CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs News | Posted: Jul 7, 2006 1:41 am

Owners of AM2 based AMD platforms will be glad to know their system is quite future proof in that all AM2 motherboards are in fact compatible with AMD's next-generation of "AM3" CPUs (launch date not yet known).


The DailyTech cover all the details.


AMD has released details of its next-generation desktop CPU interface, Socket AM3, to its OEM partners. In a mildly surprising move, AMD has revealed that AM2 will accept AM2 or AM3 CPU packages. Additionally, recent roadmaps have confirmed that AM3, AMD's upcoming desktop CPU socket, will not be backwards compatible with AM2-package CPUs. Roadmaps and memos have also confirmed that this AM3 package will be for AMD's "K8L" architecture, and not for the upcoming 65nm AM2 Brisbane CPUs scheduled for launch this December.


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