AMD to Discontinue 9-Series Motherboard by 2H 2013, FX Vishera Stays Loyal to AM3+

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Jul 27, 2012
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AMD plans to keep the 9-Series chipset till 2013 as upcoming Vishera Processors (Volan Platform) are 100% compatible with the current AM3+ socket boards.

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Previously, it was expected that we would see the launch of the successor to 9-Series chipset aka¬†1090FX by 2012. This doesn’t seems possible anymore since the upcoming Vishera based on the Piledriver architecture is fully compatible with the current 990FX and SB950 chipset.

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So we would actually see the 1090FX chipset by late 2013 when Steamroller (3rd Generation FX processors) finally launch. Also we won’t be expecting a price cut on current 9-Series chipset motherboards, as manufacturer’s ready to refresh their current AM3+ boards for the Vishera, Prices would remain at the high side but fall by 1H of 2013.

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