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Myself, I am going to get an answer from Asus before I purchase one of these.

I have dealt with all the issues a screwed up bios can cause due to incompatibility. If it bricks your board and Asus does not have the cpu on the support list, good luck with an RMA.
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Picked up an FX-8320 from Micro Center before work today, will report back with results this evening. thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Electroneng View Post

I tried to get in touch with Asus about this yesterday and still have gotten no reply. Right now unless you have a R2.0 version, there is no support.
The Crosshair has support with the latest bios as this is what the review sites used but Asus still has not updated the CPU support page for this.

It would be a dumb move from AMD if they decide to not update the original M5A99X/M5A97 EVO boards. They'd lose a lot of customers.
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That's actually kinda funny, I wrote an article on that and posted it here and people didn't seem to pay much attention to the fact that bulldozer was created using automated tools, which as a result made it 20% larger and 20% slower than estimated.
The automated tools thing needs to die already. Bulldozer was not a fully automated design — it was hand tuned for frequency. Excavator will feature more automation and a switch to higher density libraries, resulting in significant power and die space savings. Frequency takes a hit compared to the frequency-geared design, but the 20nm process will hopefully negate this.

As far as my opinion of Vishera goes, this thing is not a gaming processor. If you only care about gaming and web browsing, stay far, far away from AMD. This seems like it could be a decent workhorse, but it's still hurting a lot in the power consumption department. Their position has improved relative to last year, but I still can't recommend these for the most part. Was hoping these would overclock better, but I suppose 4.8-5.0 is alright. Still improved over Zambezi.

Should make a good server chip though, unlike Bulldozer-based processors.

Mainly disappointed with power consumption. Performance seems to be better than I had expected. Price is okay, but the Intel premium is still worth it for power consumption alone.

Bring on Steamroller, already.
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It would be a dumb move from AMD if they decide to not update the original M5A99X/M5A97 EVO boards. They'd lose a lot of customers.

I agree! I have a M5A97 EVO that I want to use myself.
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It would be a dumb move from AMD if they decide to not update the original M5A99X/M5A97 EVO boards. They'd lose a lot of customers.

That's up to Asus not AMD.
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A 3770K pulls 9.4 in cine bench at 4.6ghz

(and it also costs roughly over 60% more on average, not including fx-8350 price gouging currently)
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Picked up an FX-8320 from Micro Center before work today, will report back with results this evening. thumb.gif

How much did you pay? Look forward to your results
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How much did you pay? Look forward to your results

Probably a lot less than us. Wish I still lived in NY. Had a micro center within a few miles
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It would be a dumb move from AMD if they decide to not update the original M5A99X/M5A97 EVO boards. They'd lose a lot of customers.

It's up to Asus and other board manufacturers to provide the bios updates, not AMD...
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