FM2 Socket interface of AMD Trinity processors
Moreover AMD Trinity processors will use FM2 Socket interface, which is not backward compatible with existing FM1 Socket interface. Although A75/A55 Chipsets can support AMD Trinity APU, FM1 Socket won't support them. So the new FM2 socket motherboards should be purchased to use AMD Trinity APUs. In addition AMD has introduced new FM2 Socket chipsets, such as A85 Chipset.
AMD Piledriver is backward compatible with AM3+ Socket
In addition, an upgraded version of Bulldozer
processors, AMD Piledriver
will also debut in October 2012, which is compatible with existing AM3 + Socket
interface of AMD Bulldozer
. Regarding AMD Piledriver AM3+ Socket interface, existing 990FX/990X/970 Chipsets based motherboards will be completely compatible with AMD Vishera (Piledriver modules based) processors. But they may need a BIOS update to support any newer features that AMD Piledriver may bring in.
|AMD Memory modules road map 2012|
AMD Memory Profile - AMP
|AMP Boot sequence - AMD Memory Profile|
The surprise doesn't ends here, AMD brings us another one too. Memory vendors have launched "AMD MEMORY PROFILE" technology, referred to as the AMP. In fact, something similar to Intel's XMP memory, AMP has a default set of optimized timing for the BIOS to read the RAM. There are three series of Patriot Memory Products. They are Value, Enteratinment, and Perfomance series Patriot Memory products. In October, they will launch a new Radeon series memory module, which will have an operating frequency up to 2133MHz. The latest version of OverDrive 4.2.1 has the AMP feature integrated, so users can adjust the memory timing in the Windows environment itself.