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Anyone know the release date of AMD's bulldozer motherboards? Are they the AM3+ socket? Will the support Current AM3 Cpus? Will they support DDR3?
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post #2 of 38
Well with all new product rollouts there is nothing guaranteed. BD is shceduled for Q2 2011, but as there are not boards out yet, that is a bit suspect. However the idea is that in the next couple months they are supposed to be on market.

Bulldozer is in fact AM3+ and as such will require an AM3+ motherboard. The AM3+ motherboards will support AM3 CPUs, but not the other way around (AM3 motherboards cannot run bulldozer CPUs).

Yes it will run off DDR3 Ram. So you can use whacha got there.
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post #3 of 38
AMD has said that they're hoping to release Bulldozer in june. Also, Bulldozer chips should work in AM3 boards with 800-series chipsets with a bios-update, however, with a few features disabled.
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post #4 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZTempo View Post
AMD has said that they're hoping to release Bulldozer in june. Also, Bulldozer chips should work in AM3 boards with 800-series chipsets with a bios-update, however, with a few features disabled.
They will not.

Literally only a couple boards will support this because they have the am3+ socket installed
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post #5 of 38
Anyone know if the Crosshair IV extreme is one of these lucky boards???
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post #6 of 38
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They will not.

Literally only a couple boards will support this because they have the am3+ socket installed
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post #7 of 38
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AMD has said that they're hoping to release Bulldozer in june. Also, Bulldozer chips should work in AM3 boards with 800-series chipsets with a bios-update, however, with a few features disabled.
Again, it's been said over and over.... AM3+ CPUs will not physically fit on the AM3 socket due to the pin count difference....
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post #8 of 38
Some people just don't read. Am3 is the socket, not the chipset, so unless the Crosshair IV extreme has an am3+ socket, then no, it won't work with Bulldozer.
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post #9 of 38
Still waiting on some boards... personally, looking for AMD/Nvidia combo, with good phase support... probably going to be waiting for awhile!
 
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hmm well at least i hope with a upgrade bios my board will work with it. iam kind of mad cause i just bought my board in december and it was 2 revision from am3+ "( well i can aways give my system to my brother and buy a new one. he will be happy with a 955be oc system lol
 
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