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AMD Bulldozer: Chipset 9 Series Info

By Route44
Jan 25, 2011
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  1. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,258

    Some disingenious AMD marketing hype going on there.
    seems to be implying native USB 3.0 support- note how quickly the fanboys jumped on the assumption in the comments section.
    AMD's SB950 and SB920 southbridges will still use third party USB 3.0 controllers such as the Renesas chip presently in use, so "no compromise" means able to tap into the PCIe 2.0 lane bandwidth (i.e. the same as X58/P55/P67 etc...)
    Also -since the article seemed a little short of specifics...
    990FX is two PCIe 2.0 x16 slots (or four PCIe 2.0 x8), six PCIe 2.0 x1 slots, one PCIe 2.0 x4 slot
    990X is one PCIe 2.0 x16 slots (or two PCIe 2.0 x8), six PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
    970 is one PCIe 2.0 x16 slot

    As are as I'm aware, Intel's Panther Point (Ivy Bridge CPU) chipset is still the only confirmed(?) native USB 3.0 capable I/O hub
     
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 11,966   +70

    Z, isn't Ivy Bridge motherboards purported to also be PCI-e 3.0 compliant as well?
     
  3. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,258

    Yup, as is X68 (Sandy Bridge-E / LGA 2011)
     

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