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I was wondering if anyone had any idea (Which I don't think anyone does, but its worth a try) if the Bulldozer is going to be a AM3 Socket or a new one?

The reason I ask is because i'm buying a Asus Formula IV tomorrow and wanted to know if maybe i'll be able to upgrade my CPU to a Bulldozer when it releases.

Or maybe should I just wait?

What do you guys think??
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AM3+ only we've been told. You will need a new board.
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its going to be am3+, and i dont think you will be able to use it (mobo) if I remember right.
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I believe they're coming out with a new socket for bulldozer. If you REALLY want one of those CPUs, then wait till the boards with the right sockets come out. AMD has been good with backwards compatibility in the past (AM3 CPUs in AM2/AM2+ sockets), but I think to much has changed to hold out for compatibility with AM3.
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AM3+. I believe there are some boards shown right now that are Bulldozer compatible.
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Damnn that sucks.. Should I just wait it out??
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Wait. Bulldozer will be AM3+. IMO it would be a waste to get that nice of a mobo since it will not work with bulldozer


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new one, it was said it for long time ago....AM3+=942 pins (zambezi has 942), AM3= for max 941 pin CPUs. If u meaning AsRock board 890FX AM3+, its AM3+ board with older chipset, so little hybrid board :-D
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Wait. Bulldozer will be AM3+. IMO it would be a waste to get that nice of a mobo since it will not work with bulldozer


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Any news on when its going to drop? I don't want to wait till Q2 of this year.
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When AM3+ boards do come out, you could run your AM3 chip till you can afford a BD. Or just get a BD right away, I don't know how much $$$ you have I'd wait personally. I don't know if AMD will go the way of Intel, but I'd wait a little while to see if their new chipsets have any issues. Unless your a get-it-right-when-it-comes-out kind of guy!
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