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Wonder if its only the Black sockets that will support BD?
Dunno but that board above has a white socket and says AM3+ compatible.
    
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I don't think it is wise to get too excited until we see the performance difference for BD on the AM3 and AM3+ sockets. It could be significant. In fact I think the reason why AMD has always said AM3+ is because Bulldozer compares much better to Intel on that socket thus making them look better.

How much performance loss will you take before you upgrade your board?

Remember this is a COMPLETELY new architecture. Can't expect much on a old socket with a chipset optimized for old tech.
post #23 of 106
Im gonna have to wait and see. I didnt read anywhere anything that makes me believe my board will support BD.
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I don't think it is wise to get too excited until we see the performance difference for BD on the AM3 and AM3+ sockets. It could be significant. In fact I think the reason why AMD has always said AM3+ is because Bulldozer compares much better to Intel on that socket thus making them look better.

How much performance loss will you take before you upgrade your board?

Remember this is a COMPLETELY new architecture. Can't expect much on a old socket with a chipset optimized for old tech.
Um...

AM2+ users only lose what, like one thousand MT's? I think we might lose some overclocking potential and maybe a couple features, but nothing major.
    
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Um...

AM2+ users only lose what, like one thousand MT's? I think we might lose some overclocking potential and maybe a couple features, but nothing major.
I am not sure if that is a valid comparison. AMD's architecture hasn't changed this significantly since nearly 2003. Past history MAY not be a predictor of future outcomes.

All I suggested was tempered enthusiasm.
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AM3 vs AM3+, like AM2 vs AM2+ anyone?
    
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post #27 of 106
AMD basically just saved me $600+
all of a sudden I don't mind spending 500$ for a new BD CPU.
SMART AMD, VERY SMART!

My wife was going to kill me when I built a new computer AGAIN.
AMD, you Saved my life, and for this I owe you.
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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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I'd buy one too. Phenom X4 are starting to show its age.

So with an AM3 board you can use AM2+, AM3 and AM3+ CPU's where AM3+ is backward compatible?
    
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I'd buy one too. Phenom X4 are starting to show its age.

So with an AM3 board you can use AM2+, AM3 and AM3+ CPU's where AM3+ is backward compatible?
If AM2+ CPUs have a DDR3 controller, than yes, there will be boards with support for AM2+, AM3, and AM3+.


I think I might sell my 1090T for around $150 and grab one of these new BullDozer 6 core chips if this rumor is true. I <3 my board and I definitely don't want to remove my current one and all my cable management.
    
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post #30 of 106
Even if AM3 can support BD, I suppose I'm screwed since MSI said it would provide BIOS updates for 8-series chipsets and up only.
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