Asus Unveils Two Motherboards Supporting AMD's AM1 Platform

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gamingwithnetbooks

I see two RAM slots. How is it that the boards can support 32 GB of RAM when the biggest non-ECC stick I've ever seen is 8 GB?

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Gikero

I don't even know anymore. So now we have AM1 and FM2/FM2+? AM3+ and FM1 are out the door, right? This competes with Bay Trail, which I thought was for tablet devices.

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LatiosXT

You know the ironic thing here is? AMD is all about "upgradeability" with their socketed platform. Except I can't drop an AM1 chip into an FM1 board. Or an FM2 chip into an FM1 board. And I can't use an FM2+ chip in an FM2 board.

I can't take AMD seriously anymore. An upgrade path isn't "you can upgrade your motherboard, still keep your components, and then upgrade to a new CPU!" It's "you can upgrade your CPU!"

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wkwilley2

Even with the confusing slot naming, it's still better than what Intel offers with their "every two years, you can ditch you old Mobo, cause our new processors won't work there" methodology.

I've been using AMD platforms for the past 10 years in my custom builds and have only once had to upgrade my mobo to drop in a new CPU and that was due to bad planning on my part. This also does not take into account all the mobos I have destroyed experimenting with their capabilities.

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LatiosXT

Except AMD's recent offerings are doing the exact same thing. FM1 chips can't drop into an FM2 board. FM2/FM2+ chips can't drop into an AM1 board. The only exception is that FM2 chips can drop into FM2+ boards, but that's still one upgrade for the price of two if you want just the APU/CPU upgraded.