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Old September 13, 2011, 02:04 AM
dma0991 dma0991 is offline
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I'm 50/50 when it comes to the backwards compatibility of AMD platforms. I'm pretty sure motherboard manufacturers would love Intel over AMD because users will have to change motherboards every cycle, more money for the manufacturers. Changing motherboards every cycle also makes sure that the user has an up to date platform with better connectivity with SATA and USB 3.0.

However for the budget constrained, AMD is definitely a plus with the backwards compatibility and wherever I can save a penny, I'm happy. I also like the fact that AMD keeps the spacing for heatsinks the same for every generation regardless of FM1 or future sockets. That means I don't have to spend extra money on a chunk of metal every cycle. Can't say that heatsink manufacturers will be happy though.
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