Socket AM3+ is a CPU socket developed by AMD for use with its microprocessors. It is the successor to the Socket AM3, and is backwards compatible with it, meaning that CPUs designed for the AM3 socket can also be used in the AM3+ socket.
The AM3+ socket has 941 pin contacts, and is designed to support the AMD Bulldozer and Piledriver microarchitectures. These CPUs have more cores and higher power requirements than their predecessors, and the AM3+ socket is designed to handle these increased demands.
AM3+ CPU list
|CPU Name||Frequency||Core||Threads||System Memory Type||Cache L2||Process||TDP||Collection|
|FX-9590||4.7GHz Up to 5.0GHz||8||8||DDR3||8MB||32nm||220W||AMD FX-Series|
|FX-9370||4.4GHz Up to 4.7GHz||8||8||DDR3||8MB||32nm||220W||AMD FX-Series|
|FX-4350||4.2GHz Up to 4.3GHz||4||4||DDR3||4MB||32nm||125W||AMD FX-Series|
|FX-4170||4.2GHz Up to 4.3GHz||4||4||Not Listed||4MB||32nm||125W||AMD FX-Series|
|FX-8370||4.0GHz Up to 4.3GHz||8||8||DDR3||8MB||32nm||125W||AMD FX-Series|
|FX-8350||4.0GHz Up to 4.2GHz||8||8||DDR3||8MB||32nm||125W||AMD FX-Series|
|FX-4320||4.0GHz Up to 4.1GHz||4||4||DDR3||4MB||32nm||95W||AMD FX-Series|
|FX-6350||3.9GHz Up to 4.2GHz||6||6||DDR3||6MB||32nm||125W||AMD FX-Series|
|FX-6200||3.8GHz Up to 4.1GHz||6||6||DDR3||6MB||32nm||125W||AMD FX-Series|
|FX-4300||3.8GHz Up to 4.0GHz||4||4||DDR3||4MB||32nm||95W||AMD FX-Series|
|FX-8150||3.6GHz Up to 4.2GHz||8||8||DDR3||8MB||32nm||125W||AMD FX-Series|
|FX-4100||3.6GHz Up to 3.8GHz||4||4||DDR3||4MB||32nm||95W||AMD FX-Series|
|FX-8320||3.5GHz Up to 4.0GHz||8||8||DDR3||8MB||32nm||125W||AMD FX-Series|
|FX-6300||3.5GHz Up to 3.8GHz||6||6||DDR3||6MB||32nm||95W||AMD FX-Series|
|FX-8310||3.4GHz Up to 4.3GHz||8||8||Not Listed||8MB||32nm||95W||AMD FX-Series|
|FX-8370E||3.3GHz Up to 4.3GHz||8||8||DDR3||8MB||32nm||95W||AMD FX-Series|
|FX-8300||3.3GHz Up to 4.2GHz||8||8||DDR3||8MB||32nm||95W||AMD FX-Series|
|FX-6100||3.3GHz Up to 3.9GHz||6||6||DDR3||6MB||32nm||95W||AMD FX-Series|
|FX-8320E||3.2GHz Up to 4.0GHz||8||8||DDR3||8MB||32nm||95W||AMD FX-Series|
|FX-8120||3.1GHz Up to 4.0GHz||8||8||Not Listed||8MB||32nm||125W||AMD FX-Series|
|Opteron 3350 HE||2.8GHz Up to 3.8GHz||4||4||DDR3||4MB||32nm||45W||AMD Opteron|
|Opteron 3260 HE||2.7GHz Up to 3.7GHz||4||4||DDR3||4MB||32nm||45W||AMD Opteron|
|Opteron 3380||2.6GHz Up to 3.6GHz||8||8||DDR3||8MB||32nm||65W||AMD Opteron|
|Opteron 3250 HE||2.5GHz Up to 3.5GHz||8||8||DDR3||4MB||32nm||45W||AMD Opteron|
|Opteron 3280||2.4GHz Up to 3.4GHz||8||8||DDR3||8MB||32nm||65W||AMD Opteron|
|Opteron 3365||2.3GHz Up to 3.3GHz||8||8||DDR3||8MB||32nm||65W||AMD Opteron|
|Opteron 3320 EE||1.9GHz Up to 2.5GHz||4||4||DDR3||4MB||32nm||25W||AMD Opteron|
Type of RAM for socket AM3+
One of the main advantages of the AM3+ socket is its support for DDR3 memory. This type of memory has higher bandwidth and lower power consumption than DDR2, which was used with the AM2 and AM2+ sockets. Additionally, the AM3+ socket also supports the newer DDR4 memory, which offers even higher performance.
Best CPUs for Socket AM3+ in 2023?
It’s important to note that Socket AM3+ is an older socket type, which means that newer processors with the latest technology may not be compatible with it. However, there are still a number of processors that are compatible with Socket AM3+ that can offer good performance for a variety of computing tasks.
Terms of quality and price – AMD FX-8350
One popular choice for a Socket AM3+ processor upgrade is the AMD FX-8350. This is an eight-core processor with a base clock speed of 4.0 GHz and a turbo speed of up to 4.2 GHz. It also has 8 MB of L3 cache, which can help improve performance in tasks that require a lot of processing power. While it may not be the most powerful processor on the market, it can still offer good performance for gaming and other demanding applications.
Most powerful – AMD FX-9590
Another option for upgrading a Socket AM3+ processor is the AMD FX-9590. This is another eight-core processor with a base clock speed of 4.7 GHz and a turbo speed of up to 5.0 GHz. It also has 8 MB of L3 cache and can provide good performance for tasks that require a lot of processing power. However, it should be noted that this processor can be quite power-hungry and may require additional cooling to keep it running smoothly.
Budget-friendly – AMD FX-6300
For those who are on a tighter budget, the AMD FX-6300 is a good option for upgrading a Socket AM3+ processor. This is a six-core processor with a base clock speed of 3.5 GHz and a turbo speed of up to 4.1 GHz. It has 6 MB of L3 cache and can offer good performance for everyday computing tasks and light gaming.
It’s also worth noting that while these processors are compatible with Socket AM3+, they may not be compatible with all Socket AM3+ motherboards. It’s important to check the compatibility of your motherboard before purchasing a new processor to ensure that it will work with your existing system.
Although socket AM3+ may be an older socket type, there are still good options available for upgrading your processor in 2023. Whether you’re looking for high-performance or a budget-friendly option, there are processors available that can offer good performance for a variety of computing tasks. However, just be sure to check the compatibility of your motherboard before making a purchase. By doing so, you should be on your way to a faster and more capable computer.
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