I'm reading that "AMD Socket AM2+ motherboards are compatible with Socket AM3 based chips". But even the AM2+ Wikipedia article doesn't currently explain more than that.
As with AM2+ chips being 'backward compatible', but lacking in some features if placed in an AM2 board, are there similarities when putting an AM3 based chip in an AM2+ board?
What should I know?
(And, should I go ahead and get a more expensive AM3 board, rather than pinch pennies on a 'compatible' board?)