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post #41 of 50
Yup they are going to stick with am3+ for at least another 2 years.i read
But with waiting for steamroller taking up one of those 2 years already, it will probably be the last on this socket.
post #42 of 50
Gamegpu.ru , the russian gaming/benching site is using piledriver chips on cheapish old 785/790 gigabyte boards. Having said that, their benchmark results are all over the place when it comes to AMD:





You get an FX-8350 beating even intel extremes on Far Cry 3 (which I find hard to believe btw) and then a few months later ,in a similar game,on the same engine ,the same processor can barely get 43fps on average, losing to an i3. I'd say their boards are dying on them.

Even if SR is on AM3+ and your board can support it, odds are you'll be mising on performance-a lot.If you are dead set on getting a steamroller,get a proper mobo too.
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1. There is proof on these forums that Bulldozer works with the beta BIOS of my board, and as stated previously on this very topic, many BD compatible boards will run PD without an update. I'm aware I'm taking a risk of PD not working, but the risk seems relatively low. I'm willing to risk a few dollars to pay for the return costs if I'm wrong.
2. My board has power VRM 8x2 phase control. It's an 890FX ATX board 140W CPU support. My board now is about as good as the one you're proposing.


At this point I'd really like to know why SR won't work. It's the why that I care about most, because I was 40% sure that it was going to work before asking this question. If/when I order the 6300 and it happens to work, I will post my results here. At that point, I'd be interested to see if anyone changes their mind. However, the annoying thing about that is I'd have already bought the 6300, so unless I decide to return it, that makes this topic a little on the pointless side (for my sake anyway).

Yes many 890FX boards can run Piledriver, if the bios has been updated by the manufacturer. Asus wasn't very cooperative in doing so.
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Yes many 890FX boards can run Piledriver, if the bios has been updated by the manufacturer. Asus wasn't very cooperative in doing so.

Yes, I've heard many Asus users got problems, even in black socket motherboards. Asus is, IMO, a company that has either very mediocre products/services or very good products, but nothing in between. I haven't heard much negativity about Gigabyte, all I know is not all their products require bios updates for newer processors.
   
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In case anyone cares, the FX-6300 arrived and it works fine with the beta BIOS. Not only that but features such as turbo mode and wattage sensors work. I'm pretty happy with the fact that this computer will last me another couple years. While I obviously would prefer SR, I'm not going to take my chances with it.

I haven't yet overclocked but I don't see why that would fail. Surprisingly, there seemed to be more OC options than with the Athlon II.
   
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In case anyone cares, the FX-6300 arrived and it works fine with the beta BIOS. Not only that but features such as turbo mode and wattage sensors work. I'm pretty happy with the fact that this computer will last me another couple years. While I obviously would prefer SR, I'm not going to take my chances with it.

I haven't yet overclocked but I don't see why that would fail. Surprisingly, there seemed to be more OC options than with the Athlon II.

congrats, Athlon is not designed to be overclocked, It's for everyday computing
http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/processors/athlon-ii-x2/Pages/athlon-ii-phenom-ii-differences.aspx
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Right I know, but I wasn't expecting new options to appear. It's not that they were disabled before, they just simply didn't exist and, IIRC, are not mentioned in the manual. I forget what they're called at this point.


Anyways, if people feel like changing their thoughts on SR based on my results, feel free to discuss. Note that the beta BIOS I'm using was released long before PD, for an incompatible motherboard revision, and on an 890FX chipset.
   
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post #48 of 50
I already got my 990fx board used and now looking for a chip to use, i'll probably go with what ever i find with good deal tongue.gif
all FX- cpus are great, i'd love to get myself an 8 core one for folding but right now will settle for anything because money is a bit tight and SR is going to be released soon too.
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Not surprised the 6300 works. Enjoy it, it's a great chip. However, still placing my money on SR incompatibility with 800 series boards.
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Not surprised the 6300 works. Enjoy it, it's a great chip. However, still placing my money on SR incompatibility with 800 series boards.

Well remember, even if it's compatible, there's still a high possibility it will require a bios update to function properly, or at least to its full potential. I'm lucky to have the bios update I have now, and I'm 99% sure there won't be another one - I even requested Gigabyte's customer service for this exact bios version I have now and they refused to give it to me. I'm sure if SR has a big enough performance impact, somebody will try it out on my board in which case if proven working, I would consider upgrading to it. It's not like the 6300 would go to waste, I could always build another system to use it.
   
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