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is AM3+ physically different from AM3?

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I have this AM3 board and it uses the same chipset and is basically the same board as the AM3+

would a microcode update change it or is it more than that?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128455

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128504
    
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http://www.asrock.com/news/events/2011AM3+/
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check out the gigabyte website for compatibility ...........
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check out the gigabyte website for compatibility ...........
i did but there is no update as of yet

I am just wondering what chipset are supported, I was surprised the 760g and not the 880g is with AM3+
    
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hmm that's weird..it may come up soon..for sure the AMD 8 series chipsets will support BD but with a few drawbacks..but it will surely be able to support it tho..
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From what I've seen, only 8 series boards with the AM3 socket are going to support Bulldozer. I haven't seen any 7 series boards (with normal AM3 socket) that claim support of Bulldozer. The only exception to this is if they actually make it with the AM3+ socket, meaning it's a newer board designed to support Bulldozer.

I could be wrong, but this is just what I've seen.
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the socket looks the same dude. i got an AM3 and AM3+ right next to me and i can not see any diffrence besides colour and if you look really hard the size of the holes... but then if you get another board it will also be diffrent.
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post #9 of 39
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From what I've seen, only 8 series boards with the AM3 socket are going to support Bulldozer. I haven't seen any 7 series boards (with normal AM3 socket) that claim support of Bulldozer. The only exception to this is if they actually make it with the AM3+ socket, meaning it's a newer board designed to support Bulldozer.

I could be wrong, but this is just what I've seen.
I read that as well. I felt cheated when my board wasn't listed as having an upcoming BIOS update for it.
post #10 of 39
the AM3+ board sockets are black and have wider holes than usual AM3 and AM2+ sockets..tho for sure the AM3 platforms will support them..tho there were few AM3 boards that were based on AMD7 series chipsets like the 790FX/GX/X so we just gotta wait about this if they will support it or not..
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