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Originally Posted by Ceadderman;12776840 
At this time it looks like Asus has not written a BIOS to support Bulldozer with that board. It could be as I've said before, that there may not be enough lanes to support Bulldozer.I don't know this to be fact but it makes sense as to the reason why many Asus boards will not get the AM3+ compatible BIOS.mellowsmiley.gif


~Ceadder:drink:

Oh, ok thankyou very much, it's just teraing me up right now because it says M4A87. Maybe it means all of the M4A87 Series Mobos? Thanks anyway i won't put my hopes up, i bought what i got, to bad if i don't get more.
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Oh wait that says M5A, sorry guys.
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If it supports the 8-core BD, I won't have to replace my mobo yet.
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The most likely limitation I can see with AM3+ on an AM3 board is HyperTransport Link (down to 2000Mhz from 2600Mhz) and some loss of features in terms of 1. turbo boost 2. power saving (i.e. if they introduced a somewhat more advanced form of CnQ i.e. completely shutting down cores/modules, that won't work). Anything else is skeptical.
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if this is actually true, and feasible..then this is great news..So the chip fits inside the socket normally and works with a simple bios update?
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Originally Posted by xd_1771;12783424 
The most likely limitation I can see with AM3+ on an AM3 board is HyperTransport Link (down to 2000Mhz from 2600Mhz) and some loss of features in terms of 1. turbo boost 2. power saving (i.e. if they introduced a somewhat more advanced form of CnQ i.e. completely shutting down cores/modules, that won't work). Anything else is skeptical.

So features that really won't make a difference here because we're gonna be OCing anyway biggrin.gif

I just hope it works, and Biostar is soon to follow.

I love my TA890GXE and would like to upgrade to a 6-core BD or something worth it.
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In the ideal case scenario, Bulldozer turns out to perform as well as Sandy Bridge (or better) per clock and overclocks just as nicely (even if it needs watercooling to reach the likes of 4.8GHz to 5.0GHz). An eight-core of those would physically arouse me, LOL. The ideal case scenario would of course extend such that my current motherboard with a BIOS update can run it, allowing me to overclock. I don't care about Turbo or Power Saving features as both will be disabled as part of my overclocking! wink.gif
    
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this is fantastic news..although now I wish i picked up that crosshair iv with a phenom and saved some money...I really don't even think I can use all the power that the new sandy bridge processors offer...as long as I can use my computer without delay (mostly the ssd's doing), and play my games without any serious issues...I wouldn't be against getting an AMD setup since I can save some money and pick up a 6990.
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From that link I see, its says "M5Axxx" I guess that's a newer series than the ones we have now being "M4Axxx". Only thing had me concern is that, why is it being branded as 800 series chipsets? I thought it would be 900 series chipsets as stated in AMD roadmap before?? Also, not to mention, they got two different southbridges support as well?? I don't know, maybe its old and not updated.
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