Digitimes reports a new AMD socket is forthcoming... "AMD has announced the introduction of its AM1 platform featuring the AMD quad-core and dual-core Kabini APU into the component channel for system builders. Combined with motherboards from manufacturers worldwide, the new AM1 platform will deliver Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture and AMD Jaguar CPU cores.
The platform also features USB 3.0 and SATA 6GB/s support.
Availability of Kabini desktops and components are slated to be on-shelf in selected regions beginning early April, with global availability expected on April 9.
The AM1 platform delivers DirectX 11.2 and Windows 8.1 support to mainstream markets. In addition, motherboard manufacturers including, ASRock, Asustek Computer, Biostar, Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), Gigabyte Technology and Micro-Star International (MSI) are poised to deliver a range of next- generation desktop motherboards based on socket FS1b. These motherboards will support the latest specifications of native USB 3.0 and SATA 6GB/s for AMD Athlon and Sempron-series APUs for the AM1 platform, said AMD."