At this year's Computex expo, that is scheduled to take place between May 31 and June 4 in Taipei, Taiwan, motherboard makers will introduce their first AM3+ Bulldozer solutions based on the 900-series chipset logic developed by AMD.
According to sources form Taiwanese motherboard makers, AMD hasn't established an official launch date for Bulldozer, but allowed them to display their solution based on the 900-series chipset at the Computex fair.
“There are no exact embargo dates at the moment but the latest information from AMD is that we are allowed to launch at Computex,” said a source close to the industry that was quoted by the Sweclockers publication.
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.
The main 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 just a pair of 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, so AMD could be considering a Computex launch for the Zambezi FX desktop chips.
AMD will initially launch four Zambezi FX CPUs, two featuring an eight-core design, while the other two will packs six and four processing cores respectively and additional chips are expected in the October-November timeframe.