Originally Posted by cdoublejj
micro codes can be added unofficially if need be but, i would hardly call that official support/not dead. I think i remember (i might be wrong here) ivy bridge wasn't expected to be 1155 yet is. either way all i'm saying is there might be some life left in them. I'm thek ind of personal that likes to keep the same mobo and windows install for as long as possible due to the massive amount of work to a new build and windows install (but loads of games and software).
That is kind of exactly my point, you might upgrade some.. but you're really lucky.. especially if your MOBO is more than 2 years old to ever get a bios update to support newer stuff. I highly doubt my ECS 790GXM-AD3 supports a 8350, on any level. Still the same socket though.
It seems like AMD is trying to appease older customers with cheaper upgrades, but at the same time shooting themselves in the foot, by not being able to design a socket which would better suit the newer architectures.