By now everyone reading this article should know that AMD is on the cusp of releasing their eagerly anticipated Bulldozer architecture. On the desktop side of things, Buldozer will be released as processors with the Zambezi designation. Naturally, these new 8-core CPUs and their derivatives will use the AM3+ socket so new motherboards will be released to support them. Enter the 990 series of chipsets, a slightly different spin on the outgoing 890 series. For the purposes of this article we will be concentrating upon the enthusiast-oriented 990FX chipset.