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Old 22nd October, 2013, 11:14 PM
TrevorS TrevorS is offline
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Seems clear at least its first incarnation will be FM2 (Kavari), and looks like Vishera will be holding the FX fort through 2014, but that doesn't necessarily rule out an AM3+ Steamroller later. There's supposed to be a road map update sometime in November and that may shed further light. I read a post on another forum by a reported AMD engineer who seemed convinced they weren't yet done with AM3+ (including the 5GHz octal), and AMD did indicate awhile back that Steamroller would be the last AM3+ release (no Excavator).

Not that I've a problem with FM2, I like the HSA concept and hope it'll really make a difference for tasks like video crunching, but I'd like to have the flexibility of one more generation processor for my AM3+ boards (hopefully lower TDP and higher throughput). I won't be buying any more Vishera, got a quad and a hex (only the quad actually built), but would definitely check out Steamroller should it become available.

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