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so I want to upgrade to faster video cards but don't know what to get I want to no if quad 6970s in 8X are faster then 2 6990s at 16x
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I really do not think it would be wise for them to support BD on this board. It can blow with X6's and even some X4's there is no way it can handle an X8
The number of cores is irrelevant. The problem is when the TDP starts to rise with overclocking. A 125watt x8 chip would be fine...till you started overclocking lol.
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The number of cores is irrelevant. The problem is when the TDP starts to rise with overclocking. A 125watt x8 chip would be fine...till you started overclocking lol.

I take it heat issues?
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No it's the power the chip is drawing. This board may take 125watt chip but you overclock it to 4.2 it might raise it to 175watt its pulling which is where the problems start with poor vreg. It was never designed to handle that extra power.
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I really do not think it would be wise for them to support BD on this board. It can blow with X6's and even some X4's there is no way it can handle an X8
well, true. although i dont see any blowing vrms lately...

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The number of cores is irrelevant. The problem is when the TDP starts to rise with overclocking. A 125watt x8 chip would be fine...till you started overclocking lol.
You know now that I think about it you are correct. The number of cores does not effect TDP but I would be willing to be it effects current draw.
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will this work for you?
i just want to know why amd would make a new socket that has the same amount of pins as the old socket and then say BD is not compatible with am3 mobos but am3 cpus are compatible with am3+. it makes me think the pics of am3+ floating around the internets are real. gigabyte is doing the same thing with some of their mobos but they are a new revision that come with the am3+ socket. we'll have this sorted out in the next few months. at least the crosshair IV could handle it, unlike the gd70.
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don't bulldozer chips have a extra pin when I looked at the new boards on gigabytes website it looks like the sockets have extra pin if thats true then am3+ is backwards compatible with am3 but am3 is not forward compatible with am3+ meaning this board cannot run a BD
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here's an upclose pic of the am3+/am3b socket
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Ok on the new AM3+ AM3b sockets there is another pin hole. Thing is that no one really knows how many pins Bulldozer is going to have. I am on the fence and not holding my breath. If BD will work in my board I will have one if not I am going to stick with my X6 untill Ivy comes out then I may do another build based on that.
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