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Will Bulldozer Motherboards support socket AM3 still?

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I need to buy a new MB and I am wondering if I get a MB specifically meant for bulldozer CPU's, will my Phenom II x4 965 still work with it? I want to get the MB for now just in case I upgrade to bulldozer in the future, and keep using my current CPU.

Specifically this MB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131733

Will this 6870's in CF pretty well as well? I noticed it has 2 PCI Express 2.0 slots but are they both x16?
Edited by ComradeNF - 6/17/11 at 12:27pm
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Yes. All AM3+ boards will run AM3 CPUs

The board you linked has only an x16 and an x4 slot. No Crossfire
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Yes by all means.
It s AMD we are talking here not Intel compatibility wise .
You can install Phemom 2 on AM3+ Bulldozer boards (with black CPU socket) ,but you cant install Bulldozer on older (with very few exceptions not yet confirmed) AM3.More pins or different alignament.

When AM 3 mothebroards arrived you couldn t use the first Phenoms (AM2+) due to the lack of DDR 3 controller on the CPU die.On the other hand AM2+ boards were ok with AM 3 CPU-s.
   
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