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I dont see why anyone would not get a new MB with a bran new CPU which will cost 200+.
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Really? I don't know how I would do that actually, but I would feel pretty secure doing it on my board with QFlash and the DualBIOS feature. My BIOS is an Award BIOS... is that same thing as Phoenix?
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Nice. I may get to keep my msi 890fxa-gd70 !

But in all reality, I may have to buy a whole new system with Zambezi, 990fx, and a 6990.
    
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I dont see why anyone would not get a new MB with a bran new CPU which will cost 200+.
Oh, how about it costs a lot less not buying a new board and ya don't have to redo the os...?
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Oh, how about it costs a lot less not buying a new board and ya don't have to redo the os...?
Tell me about it, a new install can take me 3hrs+ by the time i have configured, and installed everything I use.

Im over the moon by this news and will be looking forward to getting one
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I wonder what this will mean for us with 4+1 MB's....
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meh i need an excuse to get rid of this garbage nvidia chipset mobo so i'm getting a new mobo regardless. maybe now i don't have to get it right away and I can wait for better mobo/chipset
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Tell me about it, a new install can take me 3hrs+ by the time i have configured, and installed everything I use.

Im over the moon by this news and will be looking forward to getting one
That would take around 2 weeks for me. I would need to backup my files, reconfigure SSD installation, install SSD tweaks, reinstall all programs, get all settings going again...
Yeah, I wouldn't be looking too forward to it

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I wonder what this will mean for us with 4+1 MB's....
As I said in the PM, I anticipate the quad core (2 module, 4 core) Bulldozer parts (which would still be a significant improvement over Phenom II x4) come with 95W or less TDP which would probably be much safer the six-core and eight-core variants will probably still have a higher TDP tacked onto them, but for many people i.e. casual gamers, users.... the 4 cores will be enough. I'm setting my sights on the eight core variant because I edit video.
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OH MY GAWD!!!

so i can keep my CHiv??

i wonder how much performanc eimpact this will have versus a fully cert am3+ board...
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I'm thinking one limitation would likely be the HyperTransport speed.... memory controller may face some limitations... some off-die features (i.e. if they tack on something similar to Sandy Bridge AVC decoder/encoder) may not work. Same deal with AM2+/AM3 on AM2 boards really, i.e. slower HTT, no split power phase
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