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Socket AM3+
General Info
DesignerAMD
IntroductionMarch 20, 2012 (launched)
MarketDesktop
MicroarchitectureBulldozer
TDP220 W
Package
NameOPGA-940 (AM3)
TypeOrganic Micro Pin Grid Array
Contacts940
Dimension40.0 mm × 40.0 mm
Pitch1.27 mm
Socket
NameSocket AM3+
TypePGA

Socket AM3+, also known as AM3b and AM3r2, was the socket for OPGA-938 and OPGA-940-packaged AMD microprocessors with an integrated DDR3 memory controller and the successor to Socket AM3. Socket AM3+ targets the desktop segment. Its contemporaries are Socket S1 for mobile processors, Socket C32 and Socket G34 for the server and workstation market. For the small form factor desktop, mobile and embedded market AMD developed package ASB2. Socket AM3 was superseded by Socket FM1 and Socket AM4.

Socket AM3+ processors use the OPGA-940 package and are compatible with the earlier Socket AM3, subject to the motherboard recognizing the CPU and the limitations of Socket AM3. The OPGA-940 package for Socket AM3/AM3+ has the same dimensions but is mechanically, due to keying, and electrically incompatible with Socket 939 for processors with a DDR memory controller, Socket 940 for first generation Opteron processors, and Socket AM2 and Socket AM2+ for processors with a DDR2 memory controller.

"Socket AM3b Design Specification", AMD publication #48988, specifies another package type with 941 pins. This package is keyed to be mechanically compatible with Socket AM3+ only.

Socket AM3 processors use the OPGA-938 package and are compatible with Socket AM3+, subject to the motherboard recognizing the CPU. The OPGA-940 package for Socket AM2/AM2+ differs from the OPGA-940 package for Socket AM3/AM3+ by keying and electrically. The former carries CPUs requiring DDR2 SDRAM, the latter processors supporting DDR3 SDRAM exclusively. Socket AM2/AM2+ processors are therefore incompatible with Socket AM3+.

Package Socket 939
939 pin holes
Socket 940
940 pin holes
Socket AM2
940 pin holes
Socket AM2+
940 pin holes
Socket AM3
941 pin holes
Socket AM3+
942 pin holes
OPGA-939 × × × × ×
CPGA-940 × × × × ×
OPGA-940 (S.940) × × × × ×
OPGA-940 (AM2/AM2+) × × × ×
OPGA-938 × ×
OPGA-940 (AM3/AM3+) × × × ×
OPGA-941 × × × × ×

All processors for Socket AM3+ belong to AMD's Family 15h based on the Bulldozer and Piledriver microarchitectures.

Features[edit]

  • 938/940-pin lidded micro pin grid array package, 1.27 mm pitch, 31 × 31 pins, 40 × 40 mm, organic substrate
  • 16 bit HyperTransport 3.0 interface up to 2.2 GHz, 4400 MT/s, 8.8 Gbyte/s in each direction
  • 2 × 64/72 bit DDR3 SDRAM interface up to 933 MHz, PC3-14900 (DDR3-1866), 29.9 Gbyte/s
    • Up to 4 UDIMMs or SODIMMs (2 per channel), up to 16 Gbyte per UDIMM, SEC-DED ECC
    • JEDEC 1.35V (DDR3L), 1.5V
  • Up to 8 P-states; APM; ACPI C1, CC6, C1E, C2, C3, S1, S3, S5; dual power planes
  • Thermal diode, overtemperature protection

Chipsets[edit]

  • AMD 900 series

Processors using Socket AM3+[edit]

  • AMD Opteron 32xx "Zurich", "Delhi"
  • AMD FX "Zambezi", "Vishera"
 List of all Socket AM3+-based Processors
ModelPriceProcessLaunchedµarchFamilyCoreCTFreqTurboTDP
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Package Diagram[edit]

OPGA-940 AM3 diag.svg

OPGA-940 package for Socket AM3/AM3+. All dimensions in millimeters.

OPGA-938 diag.svg

OPGA-938 package. All dimensions in millimeters.

OPGA-941 diag.svg

OPGA-941 package. All dimensions in millimeters.

31 × 31 Pin Package Keying[edit]

OPGA-31x31 keying.svg

Socket Outline[edit]

Socket AM3b diag.svg

Socket AM3+. Note the socket cover has 942 pin holes. Pin B2 is not populated on the OPGA-938, OPGA-940, and OPGA-941 package and unconnected on the socket. All dimensions in millimeters.

Pin Map[edit]

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References[edit]

  • "Socket AM3b Design Specification", AMD Publ. #48988, Rev. 3.00, April 2014
  • "BIOS and Kernel Developer’s Guide (BKDG) for AMD Family 15h Models 00h-0Fh Processors", AMD Publ. #42301, Rev. 3.14, January 23, 2013
  • "Family 15h Models 00h-0Fh AMD FX™-Series Processor Product Data Sheet", AMD Publ. #49686, Rev. 3.01, October 2012
  • "Family 15h Models 00h-0Fh AMD Opteron™-Series Processor Product Data Sheet", AMD Publ. #49687, Rev. 3.01, October 2012
  • "Revision Guide for AMD Family 15h Models 00h-0Fh Processors", AMD Publ. #48063, Rev. 3.24, September 2014

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Facts about "Socket AM3+ - AMD"
designerAMD +
first launchedMarch 20, 2012 +
instance ofpackage +
market segmentDesktop +
microarchitectureBulldozer +
nameSocket AM3+ +
tdp220 W (220,000 mW, 0.295 hp, 0.22 kW) +