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Any new news on it? I haven't heard anything about it for awhile...
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asus sabertooth and many other mobo's support the new AM3+ socket. Been out for a few months already.
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If ASUS did something like that a BIOS update would be required, you'll probably hear more about it next month.
 
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if your board has a AM3+ socket it might work with a BIOS update, if the board has AM3 socket it wont, different pin configuration.
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post #5 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ismet View Post
asus sabertooth and many other mobo's support the new AM3+ socket. Been out for a few months already.
"AM3+ on AM3 boards"...

Quote:
Originally Posted by famous1994 View Post
If ASUS did something like that a BIOS update would be required, you'll probably hear more about it next month.
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Originally Posted by spice003 View Post
if your board has a AM3+ socket it might work with a BIOS update, if the board has AM3 socket it wont, different pin configuration.
I have an AM3 board and there is a bios update on the ASUS board for my specific board that specifically states AM3+ support. ASUS also released a statement saying that a certain list of existing AM3 boards that will support AM3+ CPUs. But I haven't heard of any new update from them for awhile...
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Here I just found this on ASUS's site, it shows the AM3 motherboards that can take a BIOS update currently to make it so it can support AM3+ and it has a list of the AM3+ motherboards.

http://event.asus.com/2011/mb/AM3_PLUS_Ready/
 
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I found a German website that claims that AM3 and AM3+ are mechanically compatible, and that a BIOS update will be necessary.
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post #8 of 12
Yes some AM3 mobo can support an AM3+ cpu, but there will be some option that you will not be able to use.
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You usually need a recent PCB revision as well.
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Thanks for the replies, but it is what has been known for quite awhile. Doesn't sound like they have any new news though.

It sounds like the only thing that is going to be lossed is power gating? Any news on which features are going to be left out?
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