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I read that as well. I felt cheated when my board wasn't listed as having an upcoming BIOS update for it.
Looks like Asus is only going to support 890GX or 890FX boards

Hopefully if enough users contact them (and other mobo manufacturers) they will add the microcode to the bios for more boards. Or if a modder is smart enough they can just add the microcode and distribute the bios for everyone to use I wouldn't expect there to be much bios difference except microcode support, seeing how AM3+ boards are backwards compatible with AM3 chips, and you can see many other boards are going to support Bulldozer. But who knows.
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post #12 of 39
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That's only ASrock saying that their Motherboards have slightly more ample pin holes.

From my understanding there isn't a difference from AM3 and Am3+

This is my Scenario: My motherboard is labeled "AM2+/AM2" and I'm using an Am3 chip and in this case my chip has less pins than am2
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post #13 of 39
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Looks like Asus is only going to support 890GX or 890FX boards

Hopefully if enough users contact them (and other mobo manufacturers) they will add the microcode to the bios for more boards. Or if a modder is smart enough they can just add the microcode and distribute the bios for everyone to use I wouldn't expect there to be much bios difference except microcode support, seeing how AM3+ boards are backwards compatible with AM3 chips, and you can see many other boards are going to support Bulldozer. But who knows.
That'd be awesome. Depends on how greedy they are, though. That would mean less people having to buy new boards.
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the second board has (presumably) better voltage regulators.

Might weigh on a decision a bit.
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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+

well then ... it might not be supported ....


i guess you will have to say on release day ... or you could send an e-mail to giga and ask them out if it will support BD on your board in the future


otherwise we cant help you much more then that
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That's only ASrock saying that their Motherboards have slightly more ample pin holes.

From my understanding there isn't a difference from AM3 and Am3+

This is my Scenario: My motherboard is labeled "AM2+/AM2" and I'm using an Am3 chip and in this case my chip has less pins than am2
AMD actually specced bigger pin holes into the AM3b socket.

So it isn't just asrock
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Socket AM3+ is labeled AM3b on the actual socket. The holes are a bit bigger and rumor has it that eventually the pins will get bigger and they will not be compatible with AM3 the white socket......
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well if the old Geforce 7025 chipset works with AM3 then I am pretty sure the newer 760g will work with AM3+. Thats the nice thing about AMD, the variety of chipsets that support it's CPU's
    
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I luv my Giga board but if im buying a brand new octacore bulldozer I want more than some just get by experience that a AM3 board is only going to delivery.

Gotta luv eating your own words. Just checked Gigabyte's website and it looks like they just added support for 25 AM3 boards for AM3+ CPUs with the bios update 2 days ago. Still may buy a new board.
Edited by CDub07 - 6/17/11 at 6:53pm
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I read that as well. I felt cheated when my board wasn't listed as having an upcoming BIOS update for it.
Same here.
There still might be more BIOS updates for AM3 boards.
Edit- I'm eating my words too,there is a BIOS update FGC for the 890GPA-UD3H. However it says remove boot PXE ROM & unlock CPU function.
Do I have to remove this myself,or is this something the update will remove?


It kinda sucks if it removes the core unlocker. What if the 4&6 core can be unlocked?
Edited by Heavy MG - 6/17/11 at 10:05pm
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