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Umm although AM3+ Bulldozer will likely lack backward compatibility with AM3, there will most likely be a Bulldozer chip released for AM3 socket mobos with a downclocked HT bus and a dual channel memory controller instead of triple/quad channel. It will be like the Phenom II X4 940 for AM2+ users, slightly slower to work fully on older socket motherboards. Don't sell your AM3 mobo just yet.

Bulldozer is only dual channel anyway.

There's going to be a lot of dissapointed users if they believe they can buy a BD and pop it in their AM3 socket mobo.
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I don't see the upgradable Asus boards as "true" AM3+ boards.

I see them as a opportunity for people to buy the Bulldozer CPU and use it, and then afterwards maybe buy a real AM3+ motherboard.

At least that's how I see it. Netherless it's awesome.
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Bulldozer is only dual channel anyway.

There's going to be a lot of dissapointed users if they believe they can buy a BD and pop it in their AM3 socket mobo.
If that's true (dual channel only) then I will not be buying it, and AMD are wasting their time and it will most certainly be a fail. Two of the biggest performance gains Bulldozer (last year's Opterons) got were from a quad-channel memory controller and a faster HyperTransport Bus. If it is getting neither then I don't see why they bother introducing a new socket.
    
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He bought the motherboard before he asked. lol
Sadly thats the norm on here.
"I just ordered a $30 800 Watt PSU. Is it any good?" is VERY common.

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If that's true (dual channel only) then I will not be buying it, and AMD are wasting their time and it will most certainly be a fail.
This was already addressed. Bulldozer has Dual Channel memory, but it gets 50% more bandwidth out of that same memory configuration. How is that fail?
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