Originally Posted by JCPUser
Which boards didn't exist? The CH 4 Formula/Extreme has been out for while as I understand and still nothing from AMD. I am not a nay sayer, but am just confused. I currently find it very hard to reason this though logically from AMDs side.
If the pin numbers are the same then AMD should have just said, "It will fit in a AM3 socket, but we won't support it. It is up to mobo makers to do what they want."
It is because AMD said (again not only JF) they wouldn't support it and because of the AM3+ pics people drew conclusions about extra pins. I would love to by a CH 4 Formula today if I was 100% sure, but usually when the logic doesn't make sense there is another shoe to drop. My
AMD did the same thing last year, regarding Core Unlocking...
They only stated that they would not support it...
They refused to acknowledge, that it WAS possible, and that the Motherboard people could do what they wanted with it...
They just stated, that they would not support it.
Because AMD does not WANT you to keep your OLD stuff.
They want you, to go BUY THE NEW STUFF!
The motherboard manufacturers however, know better.
They know that if they can find a way to provide you with better options, they will keep YOU as their customer.
You see, it is human nature.
Humans Beings, LIKE having Options... its like, finding a little gadget with a whole bunch of really cool little flashy buttons and you just can't resist pushing them all just to see what they do!
Just don't push that red one!