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The boards dont use the new AMD 990FX motherboard chip, but already available chips from the 8-series (890FX, 890GX, 880G and 870).
In addition should older Socket AM3 boards with 8-chip, which are already in use, support Bulldozer CPUs with an BIOS update. AMD told us, however, that AM3 boards, opposed to coming boards with Socket AM3 +, will not support all features of Bulldozer CPUs. What features are missing, did AMD not tell.


Edited by Scorpion87 - 2/28/11 at 12:57pm
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Wow, so am3 does support bulldozer?!

Oh, how I have been deceived.
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Originally Posted by Behemoth777 View Post
Wow, so am3 does support bulldozer?!

Oh, how I have been deceived.
+1

Damn, I would've started slowly buying parts long ago with the first 890FX boards.
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+1

Damn, I would've started slowly buying parts long ago with the first 890FX boards.
I just sold my am3 board and bought sandy bridge... I feel like the biggest sucker right now.
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im waiting for the sapphire 990fx board

i shouldn have said that just ignore it
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Too good to be true.
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post #7 of 106
That would explain the initial conflicting reports.Obviously AMD is really holding Bulldozer tight to the chest,and I do not think they would do that unless they were very confident in the results.This just elevated the whole upgrade another notch,being backward compatable.
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post #8 of 106
i wonder what features are missing if you use current am3 boards
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post #9 of 106
AM3+ socket has got one pin more, check the top right plastic thing.

If it was backwards compatible with AM3... I'd sell my Thuban right now and get a Bulldozer!! O.O
   
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if my 790FX board can somewhat support bulldozer(even with some features not enabled) then I'll really take my hats off to AMD. id buy bulldozer on retail
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