Although in recent years, AMD have shifted their focus to APU products based on SoC concept, the new FX-series CPU, 'Bulldozer', which claimed to have spend five years in development, still attracts many attentions from consumer who eagerly awaits its arrival. However, instead of the much anticipated official release of new FX-series processors, on this year's Computex, AMD only announced that main boards with 9-series chipset, which is meant for accompanying the new FX-series processor, is now available for mass market. As for the new FX-series processors, it won't be available until sometime in Q3 this year.
So, without the all-new processors, consumers are now facing a dilemma of resorting to use their old processors on main boards with new 9-series chipset for the moment. As for the key features of 9-series chipsets, it's all about faster I/O, which includes support for SATA 6Gb, support for multiple RAID configuration, support for up to 4 GPUs with CrossFireX technology, and some manufacturers even includes support for SLI from NVidia.
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