Originally Posted by Rpg2;12740324
Didn't JF-AMD say that BD is only AM3+?
Jeff's said that it's basically up to the manufacturer. Since the pins are different, it's not always a simple matter of a bios update.
Originally Posted by Obakemono;12740535
Ok this is getting out of hand. The AM3b(AM3+) socket is physically is different than AM3. How on earth is this going to work? The only way it can is that there are two different BD CPU packages, one that has the 942 pins (AM3b, all features) and the one with 941 pins (AM3, less features). This is all speculation on my part.
Or the manufacturers have had access to the BD socket for a little while and have simply been providing empty pin holes in their motherboards to allow for future slotting in BD.