Originally Posted by bao28
mobo will definitely support vishera! i'm not sure without a bios update you might have to get someone to comment on that, but in all seriousness, the 6200 and 6300, the difference is phenomonal. Its Really REALLY not worth getting bulldozer chips
Actually... if the board supports bulldozer without a bios update, its about 90% sure it will support the piledriver. So i'd get the 6300 if I were you, look at me, i'm running a 8350 on a 890 board! There is only beta support for bulldozer even.
Piledriver requires Bios update 1.6. Bulldozer chips require a much earlier update. Whether or not the motherboard will support vishera out of the box is completely dependent on how long its been sitting on the manufacturer shelf. If the board is fairly newly produced, it should have the right update. But if its been there a few months, odds are, it won't. Basically its very hit or miss and like I said, I simply cannot afford to send back a motherboard considering I only have a week to build this thing.
But, second to the Vishera series, what amd cpu would you recommend next? Like I said, I really want to go with the 6200....It has some pretty nice reviews saying that the extra clock speed bumps it up fairly close to what Bulldozer was originally hyped up to be, and it looks like it has a lot of multitasking power which is something I need. But if you have a better recommendation that isn't Vishera, by all means go ahead! I definitely want to know all of my options before I order later today