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post #21 of 341
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Originally Posted by Kvjavs;12741114 
Unless they plan on releasing an AM3 version of Bulldozer, I don't believe ASUS. The sockets are physically different and Bulldozer won't fit.

Here's a comparison I found of the past 3 major AMD sockets:
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As you can tell with the AM3b (AM3+) socket, there's an extra hole on the bottom left where as with the AM3 socket, there's something filling that hole.

Hopefully they say at the last minute "Yeah we're gonna make BD compatible with AM3 too".


And how do we know that the Zambezi chip itself, is actually designed with the precise number of pins that the AM3b socket has holes for...

OR...

Are we all just speculating based on pictures we're seeing, and is it not entirely possible that the extra Pin Hole might just be AMD producing a Socket that will be ready to support Bulldozer EXTREME Edition that is due out in 2012 which, speculatively, would likely not be designed for a previous Sockets that is already 2 - 3 years behind it by that time.... while the actual Zambezi chip itself due out this year, might (in theory) have Pins for both AM3 and AM3b?
     
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post #22 of 341
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And how do we know that the Zambezi chip itself, is actually designed with the precise number of pins that the AM3b socket has holes for...

OR...

Are we all just speculating based on pictures we're seeing, and is it not entirely possible that the extra Pin Hole might just be AMD producing a Socket that will be ready to support Bulldozer EXTREME Edition that is due out in 2012 which, speculatively, would likely not be designed for a previous Sockets that is already 2 - 3 years behind it by that time.... while the actual Zambezi chip itself due out this year, will have Pins for both AM3 and AM3b?
I'm just posting what I've seen and heard from any many people.

I personally am hoping it's backwards compatible with AM3. My TA890GXE rocks.
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post #23 of 341
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Originally Posted by Kvjavs View Post
I'm just posting what I've seen and heard from any many people.

I personally am hoping it's backwards compatible with AM3. My TA890GXE rocks.
I wold certainly agree with you sir, I enjoy my Asus 890GX board as well.

But I am simply pointing out the fact that...

1. There is no SOURCE LINK provided by the OP
2. We're all just guessing and "speculating"; including myself, based on rumored information and pictures we're seeing on the internet...
     
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post #24 of 341
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I wold certainly agree with you sir, I enjoy my Asus 890GX board as well.

But I am simply pointing out the fact that...

1. There is no SOURCE LINK provided by the OP
2. We're all just guessing and "speculating"; including myself, based on rumored information and pictures we're seeing on the internet...
Theres a blue "source" link in the middle of the bottom of the page....

Its directly linked to here: http://translate.google.co.ma/transl...n&hl=&ie=UTF-8
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post #25 of 341
Check the last post in this thread: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1589613
And this thread: http://techreport.com/forums/viewtop...?f=2&p=1064289
And this thread: http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/94...sockets-4.html

Quoting him: "Less than 5% of the market will ever upgrade processors.

Forcing 95%+ of the market to take fewer features or lower performance to accommodate the less than 5% would be a major fail."

Also. This is the NEWS section. Format properly, please.
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Theres a blue "source" link in the middle of the bottom of the page....

Its directly linked to here: http://translate.google.co.ma/transl...n&hl=&ie=UTF-8
Unless the Source, for news that is related to ASUS NEWS; is a link directly to Asus themselves or has a link from Asus to back its own claims...

Then I would file it under "hearsay and rumors" and not legitimate news.

So again, I stand by my claim that there is no legitimate source link.
     
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post #27 of 341
Amd could always release some am3 bulldozers at launch to help upgrades, like they did with the 940(which was am2+). you lost support for ddr3, but at least you didn't have to upgrade your mobo.
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post #28 of 341
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Unless the Source, for news that is related to ASUS NEWS; is a link directly to Asus themselves or has a link from Asus to back its own claims...

Then I would file it under "hearsay and rumors" and not legitimate news.

So again, I stand by my claim that there is no legitimate source link.
ftp://ftp.asus.com.tw/pub/ASUS/mb/so...-ASUS-3012.zip

A new beta BIOS was uploaded today for CHIV Formula. No release notes unfortunately as of yet but since other websites quote some actual press release by ASUS, this BIOS could be the one adding support for BD.
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I am not holding my breath, but will be happy to know if this is true.
   
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I really really really hope my board supports the mighty BD. Its revision 2.0 though
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