Originally Posted by Regamaster
Just learned today that Bulldozer will be "incompatible" with our boards, what are your guys thoughts on this?
I definitely don't want to sell my board for a new one, so should I say hell with it and get a 1090T? or wait and hope AMD releases a AM3 compatible Bulldozer solution down the line? Ah.. decisions, decisions.
there wont be a compatible AM3+ chilp down the line. I touched on this a few pages back.
Personally I am going to wait for AM4. If you remember how quickly AM3 came out after AM2+ then you know why.
If you dont plan on getting a new MB then yeah a 1090 or 1055 would be the way to go. Just remember that these MB's and CPU's are still going to be priced high when AM4 and AM3+ come out so resale should be easy...
Originally Posted by DrBrownfinger
bulldozer will be am3+ and will not be compatable with am3 sockets, however am3 chips will be compatable with am3+ sockets. i dont really mind this at all because it will give me a reason to build a whole new system. i'll wait for some benchmarks to come out before i do anything. it may be worth waiting for am4 (rumor) and/or ddr4/5 tri/quad channel memory.
AM4 will come and as far as I have heard/read no one is talking about it yet. BUT it will be coming.
The Getting a buldozer chip when they come out would be a mistake IMHO because if you remember the 965 it came out 140w then not too long after came out C3 and 125w. Also the 1055 came out 125w IIRC and is now out as 95w. So let them get all the bugs out and and reduce TDP as well as shrink the die some more Edited by eclipseaudio4 - 9/12/10 at 8:50am