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AMD Bulldozer Zambezi to use Socket AM3 r2

Posted on Wednesday, June 30 2010 @ 22:16:19 CEST by

FUD Zilla writes the Bulldozer-based Zambezi chip from AMD will use the AM3 r2 socket. This chip is slated for 2011.
The new CPU uses a modified socket AM3 r2, and its still not clear if this socket is completely compatible with the existing AM3 socket. Something must have changed as AMD 990 chipset is also in the works, despite some early reports that AMD 890GX /GX chipsets will support the new Bulldozer core.

Let me remind you that Bulldozer is a highly anticipated 32nm quad or eight core (six should also be possible), 8MB L3 cache, DDR3 1866 support and the first CPU to come with this core is codenamed Zambezi.



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