The AM3 + socket will support AMD processors based Steamroller
A few days ago we discussed the FM2 socket , which employ the APU AMD Trinity processors and Athlon II X4 700 Serieswould be compatible with the next two generations of APU, and that includes the AMD APU architecture based Kaveri Steamroller. The good news continues and now AM3 + , which is to be used by processors AMD FX Vishera , also be compatible with at least one generation of processors, so that the socket would be used in the following based processorsSteamroller .
Certainly a very strong and AMD is that their products have a good life, at least in what refers compatible sockets. Funnily keep the socket has not kept with the second generation Trinity APU, but was due to major design changes that have occurred off the first generation Llano APU.
The current socket AM3 + FX processors used in Bulldozer, will support Vishera FX processors and also for the following architecture-based processors Steamroller. It’s pretty good for AMD, since those with a AM3 + motherboard will not have to upgrade your processor problems.
The opposite occurs in Intel, although Sandy Bridge to Ivy Bridge has not been a change of socket, yes it will be for Haswell processors, so that those who currently have a processor Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge will be required to change the motherboard basis if they want to Haswell processors.
Another very important fact that has emerged is that AMD has in mind to unify their sockets and APU processors, so that there would only be a single socket for both products. This union is not very likely that the sockets AM3 + and FM2 were the last sockets that would “separate”. You can also take another theory, and is possibly want to focus on delivering AMD APU only, so that would have disabled graphics versions that would be somewhat like today’s processors. Or it may be that there are still two product lines, APU and processors that share the same socket.