雖然AMD近年將重心轉向發展SoC化的APU產品，號稱費時5年研發的Bulldozer架構的FX處理器仍受到許多消費者的期待，Bulldozer採用全新的雙核心為一單元的概念，預計今年所推出的旗艦產品具備4單元、8核心的設計。但是Computex AMD記者會並未如預期的正式發表FX處理器，僅先宣佈FX所搭配的AMD 9系列晶片組主機板即日上市，至於FX處理器還要等到第三季才會推出，而AMD的VP表示，9系列主機板可以向下相容既有的AM3處理器，意思是主機板可以先買回家放著等插舊處理器嗎？
Although in recent years, AMD have shifted their focus to APU products based on SoC concept, the new FX-series CPU, 'Bulldozer', which claimed to have spend five years in development, still attracts many attentions from consumer who eagerly awaits its arrival. However, instead of the much anticipated official release of new FX-series processors, on this year's Computex, AMD only announced that main boards with 9-series chipset, which is meant for accompanying the new FX-series processor, is now available for mass market. As for the new FX-series processors, it won't be available until sometime in Q3 this year.
So, without the all-new processors, consumers are now facing a dilemma of resorting to use their old processors on main boards with new 9-series chipset for the moment. As for the key features of 9-series chipsets, it's all about faster I/O, which includes support for SATA 6Gb, support for multiple RAID configuration, support for up to 4 GPUs with CrossFireX technology, and some manufacturers even includes support for SLI from NVidia.