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Originally Posted by spikexp View Post
Lol, that's it, go with intel, it's so much better...
LOL I know they aren't exactly famous for socket compatibilities but what I mean to say is that should I need to change my motherboard for my next upgrade, I have two choices - Bulldozer or Ivy Bridge, both of which would require such a change. I'm willing to bet Ivy Bridge will best Bulldozer even if Bulldozer bests Sandy Bridge!
The decision is therefore quite easy at that point.

If however I can run Bulldozer on my current motherboard, then that's another story.

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Originally Posted by Ceadderman View Post
I forgot but should also have mentioned that some CPUs' have come in two flavors in the past. It was done when the AM2 Sockets(and even farther back)were being phased out to AM2+. So it wouldn't surprise me in the least if AMD already thought this out as well for the first generation Bulldozer Zambezi CPU and required the AM3+ only for the next generation Bulldozer model.

Either way, I know that I've still got a lot of room to upgrade my CPU thru Thuban and into Bulldozer and I'm good with that.

~Ceadder
Unfortunately I suggested this once and JF-AMD bit my face off. Well, not really, he was very polite about it, hehe. Basically he said NO to this but having said that, if this Asus announcement pulls through exactly, who knows what to believe anymore!?
Edited by Gib007 - 3/16/11 at 1:06pm
    
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LOL I know they aren't exactly famous for socket compatibilities but what I mean to say is that should I need to change my motherboard for my next upgrade, I have two choices - Bulldozer or Ivy Bridge, both of which would require such a change. I'm willing to bet Ivy Bridge will best Bulldozer even if Bulldozer bests Sandy Bridge!
The decision is therefore quite easy at that point.

If however I can run Bulldozer on my current motherboard, then that's another story.
Ok, I understand what you meant, but isn't ivy announce for start 2012?
    
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... I have a M4A87TD EVO. ****.
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Ok, I understand what you meant, but isn't ivy announce for start 2012?
Mhmm, I guess I'd wait it out!
I'm alright with what I have anyway.
    
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Yep. "Why won't my new BD processor fit in my 3 yr old Asus board. They said it would!!!" LOL
Because that 3 year old board doesn't have the lanes to SUPPORT the new BIOS.



HUR DUURRRR

All kidding aside though, I highly doubt that the MoBo Companies haven't had access to a working prototype of Bulldozer. They generally get these a year in advance. Which is seriously ironic when you stop to consider how much of an epic failure the Sandy Bridge launch was.

~Ceadder
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I JUST got off the phone with Asus Tech Support and asked the question:

"Since Asus is currently developing a BIOS for the m4a89td pro/usb3 board, does that mean that the socket on the boards currently in circulation is an am3+ socket? So that means Asus was one step ahead of everyone?"

He said "Yes as long as there is a compatible BIOS. And, it wasn't Asus, AMD were the ones who informed us that they wanted these boards (M4A89TD Pro/USB3, Crosshair IV F&E) made with a AM3+ socket."

I heard what I heard, call Asus support if you believe otherwise.
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I JUST got off the phone with Asus Tech Support and asked the question:

"Since Asus is currently developing a BIOS for the m4a89td pro/usb3 board, does that mean that the socket on the boards currently in circulation is an am3+ socket? So that means Asus was one step ahead of everyone?"

He said "Yes as long as there is a compatible BIOS. And, it wasn't Asus, AMD were the ones who informed us that they wanted these boards (M4A89TD Pro/USB3, Crosshair IV F&E) made with a AM3+ socket."

I heard what I heard, call Asus support if you believe otherwise.
Wow, amazing if true.

We can now hope there will be some kind of "Asus Rumors" website (like Mac Rumors) so we can know in advance if they will be compactible or not :3 lol JK but it's awesome its true.
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If that's the case, then AMD fooled use nicely ^^ !! All these time ranting about new motherboard and new chips was all BS . Good foresight, but if this is true they should just announce it officially, and we shouldn't have to hear from a mobo rep !!!
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Wow so much WIN! I have to say i was abit miffed when i found out BD was going AM3+ (another "one CPU" build lol!). Have to say this was great thinking on AMD's part it's nice to know that the guys at the top are thinking about the guys at the bottom (us). This is why my CPU's (since the PII 233mhz) have had the words AMD printed on them.

This 1055T is doing just fine for now but it's so nice to know that when the time comes i can extend the value of my purchases by dropping not just a newer faster CPU but a totally new architecture into my existing (quite reasonable MoBo imho). Well done AMD..... If by some flook this turns out to be some mistake..... I'll cry lol!

Thanx.
    
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Now I didnt ask if it would have decreased functionality, but he kind of eluded that it wont be AS good as a full fledged fully optioned am3+ board, but it will work for those of us who dont want to buy an MSI Big Bang Conqueror. xD
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