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    Default Socket FM2

    I have just purchased an FM2 board(see sig), but in mind with my purchase,I thought the board could be used as a future upgrade path, since AMD seem to make their CPUs often compatible between variations. However I have since read that steamroller will have two extra pins and will work with FM2+ only.

    Does anyone know if there will be iterations of new AMD cpu's that will slot into my board?

    It's all very confusing!

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    Default Re: Socket FM2

    I would say no there wont be. its just not feasble for them to continue making newer FM2 chips while trying to sell FM2+ chips and boards. So you can use it now and sell it when FM2+ boards are released later this year. Your Current FM2 APU will work in the FM2+ board but the new FM2+ apus will not work in your board due to those extra 2 pins. AMD has already had a couple of chip runs on the FM2 platform, its time to move on to a new socket.
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    Default Re: Socket FM2

    That would be annoying considering they released two chipsets for the same platform.

    I mean, why bother? The latest a85x only boasts a couple of more SATA sockets and crossfire 8x/8x support.

    And compared to how long AM3 has been supported too!! Doh!

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    Default Re: Socket FM2

    Quote Originally Posted by bsod View Post
    That would be annoying considering they released two chipsets for the same platform.

    I mean, why bother? The latest a85x only boasts a couple of more SATA sockets and crossfire 8x/8x support.

    And compared to how long AM3 has been supported too!! Doh!
    They also added PCiE3 support. And you will have at least 2 generations of APU/Cpus on the newest platform.

    Releasing multiple chipsets for the same platform in normal. For Ivy Bridge Includes Z77, Z75 and H77 consumer models and Q77, Q75 and B75 business chipsets. That is 6 for 1 platform.
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    Default Re: Socket FM2

    I don't think pcie 3 support has been added, do you have a link for that?

    What I'm trying to compare too is the longevity of am3 compared to what AMD seem to be planning for fm2.

    Fact is it seems I made a mistake. One of the reasons I chose fm2 over a Intel z87 board was because I thought it would be supported by new cpu's for longer and now it seems it would be better to own an i3 with at least an option to upgrade to an i7 later on.

    Now I'm stuck in a situation where a upgrade too the highest model is pointless. But then again, that probably is also the same for those who purchased the early trinity chips too!

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