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Originally Posted by JF-AMD;12780592 
I did not lie. AMD will only support BD in AM3+ sockets. And I did check with the desktop guys on that. Recently when some of this started to bubble up I asked them if our position has chnaged, and they said no.

I am going to drop from these threads as I don't like being called a liar and I really don't enjoy spending my vacation time saying the same thing over and over.

AMD's position has been consistent and will remain consistent.

sorry if anyone called you a liar. i think most here fully understand what yours and amd's stand is on this and it is fully acceptable. there is nothing wrong. i think the problem started with others reading what you said and miss-interpeting it as something else. I fully do support you to get off your pc and go enjoy your vacation though!!!!
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post #272 of 341
It would be nice if BD could work on AM3 socket motherboard. It's almost enough to make me go AMD.
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post #273 of 341
You know, not everything has to be said in order to understand what has been said.

If AMD isn't supporting BD on AM3, they aren't going to support it. That doesn't mean that BD won't work on AM3 but then again, it doesn't mean that it will either.

I've been seeing this "just because it is not supported does not mean it will not work" phrase being tossed around and it is getting quite annoying.

So, I have, let's say, an Xbox 360 that supports 720p HD but my TV, on the other hand, does not. Will I be able to play in 720p HD on my TV even though it (TV) said that it did not support it? (This may be a bad analogy but it still applies).

I'm not going to answer this because it is really self explanatory.

So why not just wait till all of the facts have been released and not jump to any conclusions like you already have.

/rant
post #274 of 341
The past few pages of posts all seem to just be repeats of both sides of the conversations.

Hopefully new info will come out soon.

But I'll continue to post the same thing over and over if others will be posting the same thing over and over biggrin.gif
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post #275 of 341
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Originally Posted by Kvjavs;12782645 
The past few pages of posts all seem to just be repeats of both sides of the conversations.

Hopefully new info will come out soon.

But I'll continue to post the same thing over and over if others will be posting the same thing over and over biggrin.gif

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post #276 of 341
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Originally Posted by Faint;12782302 
So, I have, let's say, an Xbox 360 that supports 720p HD but my TV, on the other hand, does not. Will I be able to play in 720p HD on my TV even though it (TV) said that it did not support it? (This may be a bad analogy but it still applies).

Oh god...you have completely misinterpreted the meaning of the word "support".

The correct analogy would be:
You have an Xbox 360 that allows for 720p HD gameplay but your TV manufacturer will not guarantee, honor its warranty or provide support if you choose to use the Xbox 360 with that TV although the TV is capable of 720p playback.

Or an even better one:
Many GPU manufacturers do not support overclocking. Does it mean it's impossible? No, it's still possible and it still works, it's just not supported by the manufacturer because some things can go wrong and they don't want to be held liable (with few exceptions such as XFX). Except that in this case, the fact that AMD wants to make more money by selling 9xx chipsets is more likely than them not wanting to be held liable.
Edited by Squirrel - 3/18/11 at 3:55pm
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post #277 of 341
Just found this...
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Originally Posted by Hardware Zone.com 
Current ASUS 890FX and 890GX series motherboards can be upgraded to enjoy the extra performance offered by future AM3+ CPUs. ASUS will also be releasing*** the AMD 8-Series Chipset motherboards based on 880G and 870 as well as the 760G Chipset with the AM3+ socket for increased selection so users can enjoy AM3 and AM3+ CPUs.


source

So it looks like only some motherboards will require the new socket (which explains Gigabyte's revisions), and others like MSI & ASUS' top end boards will only require bios updates.

The other big question which will probably be answered in due time is "which chips will fit?" biggrin.gif

Of course this only affects those that are going to stay on the 8-series & 7-series boards.
9-series boards naturally as stated previously will be fully supported.
Edited by Xinc - 3/18/11 at 4:21pm
post #278 of 341
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Originally Posted by Squirrel;12782739 
Oh god...you have completely misinterpreted the meaning of the word "support".

The correct analogy would be:
You have an Xbox 360 that allows for 720p HD gameplay but your TV manufacturer will not guarantee, honor its warranty or provide support if you choose to use the Xbox 360 with that TV although the TV is capable of 720p playback.

Or an even better one:
Many GPU manufacturers do not support overclocking. Does it mean it's impossible? No, it's still possible and it still works, it's just not supported by the manufacturer because some things can go wrong and they don't want to be held liable (with few exceptions such as XFX). Except that in this case, the fact that AMD wants to make more money by selling 9xx chipsets is more likely than them not wanting to be held liable.

that last analogy is bad.... Most gpu manufacturers do support overclocking... They even make overclocked cards all the time. msi,xfx,asus ect...
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post #279 of 341
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Originally Posted by Squirrel;12782739 
Except that in this case, the fact that AMD wants to make more money by selling 9xx chipsets is more likely than them not wanting to be held liable.

This is entirely your opinion and you have nothing to back this up. So let's wait and see...
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I wouldn't want to run a BD chip in an AM3 board anyway to be honest, best to get the latest when it is released alongside the chip to avoid any differences in performance/ problems.
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