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Tuesday, 08 November 2011 19:19

AMD working on 1090FX and 1070 AM3+ chipset

Written by Slobodan Simic

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AM3+ lives on, no PCI-Express 3.0

According to a report over at Donanimhaber, it looks like AM3+ will live on well into 2012 and get some updates with the 1090FX and 1070 chipsets.

Both of the new chipsets will feature support for current FX-Series processors as well as any other AM3+ chips and will be paired up with the SB1060 southbridge. The new chipsets will birng additional SATA 6.0Gbps ports. To be precise, the 1090FX chipset will feature up to eight SATA 6.0Gbps ports, native USB 3.0 support as well as dual PCI-Exprees x16 configuration, while the 1070 chipset update will only be eight SATA 6.0Gbps ports.

The good part of the story is that AMD plans to keep the AM3+ socket alive for a few more quarters and it will coexist with the FM2 platform, aimed at the mainstream market. The bad part of the story is that AMD has no plans to go for the PCI-Express 3.0 interface, at least not with these two AM3+ updates.

The precise date hasn't been announced but we'll certainly keep an eye out for any rumors regarding these two. You can check out the slide over at Donanimhaber.

 

 

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-7 #1 Jurassic1024 2011-11-08 20:38
The good part of the story is that AMD plans to keep the AM3+ socket alive for a few more quarters...

Bulldozer CPU's are HORRIBLE gaming chips so i see why their are no plans for PCIe 3.0. AMD keeps the same socket year after year when their CPU's DON'T change. This should worry you. It's the same ol story fanboys will see as AMD doing its customers a favour, when that is not the case at all. If AMD could release a new socket and chipset with every new CPU... THEY WOULD! Look how high prices stayed on the 6000 series video cards until nVIDIA finally released its 400 series cards. Idiots...

Enjoy your additional SATA ports and native USB "upgrades"? lol
 
 
+5 #2 zeropercenthotgas 2011-11-08 21:24
Quoting Jurassic1024:
Bulldozer CPU's are HORRIBLE gaming chips so i see why their are no plans for PCIe 3.0.

I am sorry troll but there is more to the world than gaming. I have to admit the bulldozer chips are overhyped. But, What do you mean by horrible?? 30 fps less than the Intel counterparts when both have about 100 fps is not horrible; in fact, even a troll can't tell the difference cause the eye can only distinguish to 60 fps.

Horrible= Unplayable

Written from my core i5 computer.
 
 
+2 #3 pogsnet 2011-11-08 22:46
PCIe 3.0 slots is useless for now coz there is no device for it anyway.

Yeah I have both Intel and AMD rigs at same price range, performance between them is actually unnoticeable in real life situations. Coz you can play both on them flawlessly.
 
 
-1 #4 ramcoza 2011-11-08 23:01
Quoting pogsnet:
PCIe 3.0 slots is useless for now coz there is no device for it anyway.

But next generation Graphics cards will support PCIe 3.0 (Rumors though ;)

Quote:
Yeah I have both Intel and AMD rigs at same price range, performance between them is actually unnoticeable in real life situations. Coz you can play both on them flawlessly.


What about power consumption? Still same? O.o
 
 
+3 #5 Deanjo 2011-11-08 23:14
Quoting Jurassic1024:
Bulldozer CPU's are HORRIBLE gaming chips so i see why their are no plans for PCIe 3.0


Wow do you ever miss the point of PCE-e 3.0. It will mean SFA to gamers in the first place. As far as gaming is concerned, the current PCI-e 2 is more then enough for gaming graphics. Where it will however matter is in multi card gpgpu computing setups where memcopies, dumps and transfers are a real bottleneck. BD's are perfectly suited for these GPGPU setups, just ask Cray.
 
 
-4 #6 milkod2001 2011-11-08 23:17
BD sucks and only fool fanboy thinks otherwise. In 6-8 months we'll have choice to get IvyBridge, faster, better CPU than SB, PCIe3 support etc, what should make us wait for another revision of BD with 10-15% performance boost(promised) with no PCIe3 support? I would not mind to buy AMD CPU but not until they get it right.
 
 
+2 #7 Super XP 2011-11-09 03:07
Only Brainless Buffoons will believe Bulldozer sucks. Bulldozer is a good chip. The design needs to be tweaked a little. And Synthetic Benchmarks suck anyway, it’s Real World Gaming that counts and that is where Bulldozer does well in and matches the Core i7 CPUs.
 
 
-3 #8 ramcoza 2011-11-09 05:01
Quoting Super XP:
Bulldozer is a good chip. And Synthetic Benchmarks suck anyway, it’s Real World Gaming the Bulldozer does well in and matches the Core i7 CPUs.


What would you have said, if the new FX series' synthetic benchmarks results were better than i7? Would you have praised SBs and told it will match the FX in real world performance? OR wouldn't you have bragged for having FX? Be a neutral fan and enjoy the competition. If the competition is healthy, we, the users, will be the real beneficiaries.
 
 
-2 #9 ramcoza 2011-11-09 05:02
Quote:
The design needs to be tweaked a little.


As it's being 4 yrs old chip(under dev), why didn't AMD tweak(a little) before the release? Have they forgotten to test the chips? Or were they blindly working on to release it in a hurry for an unknown reason?
 
 
-1 #10 The blue fox 2011-11-09 05:04
I don't know how any one can say Bulldozer is a good chip. It's hotter, uses more power then the i7, and in some cases get's beaten buy i5's, and Phenoms X6.
The chip that was suppose to scare Intel did nothing.
You AMD fans shod not be defending this chip. You should be Sending E-Mail's to AMD, asking them why they did not work with MS to make this chip work with Win-7.
 

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