AMD 900-Series Bulldozer Chipsets at Computex 2011
More news for Computex, it can be expected to see AMD 900 series motherboards as motherboard makers will introduce their first AM3+ Bulldozer solutions based on the 900-series chipset logic developed by AMD.
The 900-series will include three new motherboard chipsets, dubbed 990FX, 990X, and 970 and all of these support AM3+ processors as well as Nvidia's SLI technology. These motherboards are intended for the Bulldozer processors from AMD.
The major difference between the three chipsets is the amount of PCI Express lanes available as the 990FX features 40 such lanes that can be routed to run two PCI Express x16 slots or four PCIe x8 slots, while the 990X packs two PCIe x8 slots. The 990FX is compatible with two-way (2 x16) and three-way (3 x8) SLI setups.
All of the 900-series motherboard chipsets feature SATA 6Gbps with TRIM support, RAID 0/1/10/5, IOMMU I/O virtualization, as well as USB 3.0 support (via third party controllers). The 900-series motherboards are also compatible with older AM3 processors.
All the reports that have been arriving until now stated that Bulldozer is scheduled for an early June release