- May 15, 2012
Now is to late for that, it could have been done very simple and pretty cheap.AMD has made a decision, that it will not bake 6 or 8 thread Excavator for AM3+ socket.Will definitely not happen. But would be interesting to see, especially with a 'good' L3 cache.
In reality no one expected it, but still AMD did shot one 4 threads Excavator CPU in dead FM2+ socket, or 2X deceased vs AM3+ socket.Athlon X4 845 is good and low-cost CPU, approximately similar CPU performanse as Phenom II X4, but with 50% lower TDP and power consumption.
In the same time period as with Athlon X4 845, AMD if they wanted it could do same thing with AM3+ socket.
Youtube TechEpiphany chanell, they have a lot gaming video tests with A12-9800 or Athlon X4 970.