Originally Posted by raxen
I've read this also. However, within the past month, both Gigabyte and Asus have posted BIOSes which actually support unlocking, even though it is buggy as sh%#. Either both big mobo companies don't care about what AMD wants them to do, or AMD gave up on it and realized that it helped boost sales of X3s tremendously.
Either (1) they are giong against AMD on this, I fully expect Amd to figure out a better way to permanently shut off the cores at the manufacturer site. They will have to do this in the long run they just cant afford to sell phenom 2 quads at $130 all day long right now. the X3 sales are tremendously high, much higher then expected.
or (2) Amd may have already fixed the ability to unlock chips on site and that is why gigybyte and asus have the okay to releasing bioses. When are the current stock of 720s are used up, it wont matter any more. the chips being made today may be permanently FIXED. And these new bioses will create one last new buzz.
either way I have a very strong feeling, the day for permanently locked chips is coming