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Is the m4a79xtd evo (http://ncix.com/products/?sku=44251) bulldozer compatible? And if it is should I get it or Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 (http://ncix.com/products/?sku=61850)?

I plan on using an athlon x2/x3 until bulldozer comes out.
post #2 of 10
A) no

B) get the gigabyte one. this has the am3+ socket so the BD cpus will work with it.
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No, that mobo isn't compatible. I suggest you wait more time, the current revisions aren't the best, wait for a 2nd release when bulldozer be on market.

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post #5 of 10
ASUS has stated that they are making BIOS upgrades to some motherboards to make them AM3+ compatible (my sig motherboard included). I can even download the Beta BIOS right now, but there is always risk when flashing your BIOS and making a chipset work with updated sockets.

http://www.brightsideofnews.com/news...os-update.aspx

If it were me, I would get any of the 9XX series chipset motherboards. One reason being that the ASUS board does not have USB 3.0 or SATA 6.0Gb/s at all. My advice would be to future proof your computer as much as your budget allows (without sacrificing quality). ASUS, in my experience, makes very good boards. I just can't recommend using the 7XX series chipsets for Bulldozer (since we have no idea whether there will be a performance loss or not). BD is being made with the 9XX series in mind, so that's what you should go with if you are going Bulldozer.


Hope this helps!
post #6 of 10
no its not and they wont be releasing a bios update for it to make it that way either

The 990 boards are great a little on the high side but not too bad im currently selling my ASUS M4A89GTD PRO if your interested lol It will be AM3+ compatible and the beta bios is already out.

AMD has said that the only things lost on older boards when flashing to AM3+ would be the loss of some of the cool and quiet features or something like that nothing too major
post #7 of 10
Racer86 is right. Reading through this link shows that the motherboard won't be compatible period.

http://event.asus.com/2011/mb/AM3_PLUS_Ready/

These are the only motherboards from ASUS that are not 9XX chipsets that will support AM3+.
post #8 of 10
You're going to want to find mobos that have socket AM3+ to be BD compatible.
post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by Wr3ckin_Cr3w View Post
You're going to want to find mobos that have socket AM3+ to be BD compatible.
Not true Some of the newer AM3 chipsets will have bios updates to make the compatible with AM3+
post #10 of 10
I have a MSI 990FXA-GD65 and overclock very well but also have some problems with programs like cpuz that doesn't recognize the chipset.

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