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Didn't AMD release a few AM2+ only Phenom 2 as well as the AM2+/AM3 ones? and could they not release some AM3 only as well as AM3+ bulldozer?
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No 790's in there, so hope has dwindled that my board will ever support BD.
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Originally Posted by Gib007 View Post
My Crosshair IV Formula has a white socket labelled Socket AM3 (941) so definitely nothing of this AM3b. Still, along with my motherboard revision (bought in January 2011 - revision 1.02G) and serial number, Asus happily confirmed I'll be able to use AM3+ CPUs on it with a simple BIOS update!
Not to rain on anybodies parade but unfortunately I must point out that Bulldozer covers 3 different Core designs. So AM3+ on our board may be limited to Quad and Six Core CPUs. I'm hoping that it includes Hexa Core CPUs' but the limitation is possible. So maybe we should temper our expectations a little bit.

I know I know I'm such a doosh for raising and then dashing hopes. But if you read that link that I posted about a page back or so, you'll see that we still get BD, but maybe not the level to what we expect. If it works out where we get the full monty and not just the first 2 BDs' then we can spin round the room like ADD kids on crack.

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Originally Posted by Ceadderman View Post
Not to rain on anybodies parade but unfortunately I must point out that Bulldozer covers 3 different Core designs. So AM3+ on our board may be limited to Quad and Six Core CPUs. I'm hoping that it includes Hexa Core CPUs' but the limitation is possible. So maybe we should temper our expectations a little bit.

I know I know I'm such a doosh for raising and then dashing hopes. But if you read that link that I posted about a page back or so, you'll see that we still get BD, but maybe not the level to what we expect. If it works out where we get the full monty and not just the first 2 BDs' then we can spin round the room like ADD kids on crack.

~Ceadder
Hahaha fair enough, we shall see how it turns out in June. If I can't get an eight-core CPU, I'll just hold out until Intel Ivy Bridge as originally intended. Unless of course an Intel Ivy Bridge eight-core CPU ends up costing £800. Then I need to consider my options and perhaps not even upgrade for a while longer...
    
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