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Originally Posted by Enfluenza;12748008 
btw bulldozer works with the 8 series chippies, (proven by ASRock's AM3+ Deluxe 5 mobo) so this may be a reality.

Works with 800 series CHIPSETS: Yes
Will fit in AM3 SOCKET: No
post #52 of 341
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Originally Posted by JCPUser;12748037 
Works with 800 series CHIPSETS: Yes
Will fit in AM3 SOCKET: No

k not suprised.
did seem too good to be true anyway.
buying a 1100T or 1090T later on i guess, kuz im NOT buying another mobo yet.
    
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post #53 of 341
Unless those Asus boards have an AM3b socket on them, it won't work.

What is more likely, is that Asus (and other manufacturers) have realised that Bulldozer supports the 800 series chipsets, and as such they will revise their current 800series mobos and add the new AM3b socket to it.

That will save them lots of cash in R&D for a totally new mobo, and will allow them to get mobos out to suit AM3+ very quickly.

But as John@AMD and many others have said, AM3+ WILL NOT support AM3 socket - you WILL need a mobo with AM3b socket.
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post #54 of 341
Yeah! Microdozer here i come!
post #55 of 341
Got progressively sadder as I read through this thread ;/ The source specfically says "CURRENT" am3 boards, but i doubt that to be true.
Edited by Celeras - 3/15/11 at 8:44pm
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In other news... I have a bad feeling about people who are going to try and run 8 core chips on those "LE" mobos that will probably have 3+1 power phases stuck onto them as always...
post #57 of 341
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Originally Posted by Wildcard36qs;12743255 
I am not holding my breath, but will be happy to know if this is true.

Same here. I am doubtful, but will gladly accept the change as I have an 890FXE AM3 board and would like to keep it around for bulldozer if possible.
post #58 of 341
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Originally Posted by Obakemono;12740610 
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3781#sp

Looks like rev 3.1 supports AM3+

Dang!! mad.gif

2.0 here.
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What's with all the doubters?

OFFICIAL: http://event.asus.com/2011/mb/AM3_PLUS_Ready/
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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.
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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.
    
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