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post #71 of 341
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Originally Posted by almighty15 View Post
Other then the improved Turbo boost BD doesn't really do anything special feature wise.

What's special about it is the architecture...

AM3b will have all the CPU functions that a true AM3+ socket will.
JF-AMD said that there will be a number of features that won't be available without the 900 series chipset. It is more than 1, that I know.
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post #72 of 341
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JF-AMD said that there will be a number of features that won't be available without the 900 series chipset. It is more than 1, that I know.
You are indeed right, But they're features that will most likely be turned off during overclocking.

From a gamer/overclocer POV there's nothing really lost imo...
post #73 of 341
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Originally Posted by Squirrel View Post
OWNERS. Not somebody who is THINKING of buying a new AM3 motherboard. OWNERS. Someone who already OWNS it.



And if you read further:


They are clearly stating that CURRENT mainboards will be supported and they will ALSO be updating their 8-Series lineups with a new AM3+ socket.

And if you go further down, it lists a BIOS already. Version 3012, that's the one I posted yesterday saying that it will likely be the one that will add BD support.
How many times does it have to be said?

BD is only AM3B socket! If your "current" Asus mobo has a white AM3 socket, it will not work.
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post #74 of 341
those features are prolly just some cpu turbo boost features or something that are useless to us overclockers
 
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post #75 of 341
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How many times does it have to be said?

BD is only AM3B socket! If your "current" Asus mobo has a white AM3 socket, it will not work.
How many times does this have to be said, without obnoxious huge text:

That is NOT what Asus is claiming, hence the confusion.
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How many times does it have to be said?

BD is only AM3B socket! If your "current" Asus mobo has a white AM3 socket, it will not work.
That's not what Asus is claiming God damn it, read the freaking press release. They know 1000x better than you do. What makes you think you know any better than the mainboard manufacturer? If it was not possible, why offer a BIOS update? Stupid troll.
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post #77 of 341
Well my mobo has a white socket am3 and yet it is on the list on the press release page to be compatible with bulldozer.Made my day for sure thanks OP. Asus just bought their board to so glad I got rid of that foxconn junk.
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post #78 of 341
Considering EVERYTHING we know about BD is complete speculation, I would tend to beleive a Manufacturer that acually knows what the hell its doing more then random people on overclock.net...specially considering asus is not the first to say am3 is compatiable with BD.
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Yea, but can it play Crysis... 2... demo??
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I find it highly amusing that people are STILL screaming about how it won't work because of pin configurations...

Yea, sure, we've all seen what the AM3+ SOCKET looks like...

But which of you can testify in all honesty that you have actually SEEN, the Pins, on the bottom of a Zambezi CPU and you CAN CONFIRM, right here, and right now, that those Pins are the same and precise number on the AM3+ Socket?

Or, do you suppose that... AMD has perhaps prepared the Am3+ Socket for a later, future release such as BD Extreme in 2012; and the actual Zambezi releasing this year just happens to have the appropriate Pin configurations to work on AM3 Sockets?

Sure, AMD might have been saying its not possible...

But!

How many of you knuckleheads out there screaming that this is not possible, remember that this time last year, AMD was ALSO claiming that you will NOT be able to unlock any Cores with the new 8xx Series chipsets because AMD took that feature out...

Yet, all the motherboard manufacturers decided to invent their OWN way to allow you to unlock your Cores anyway!

In other words...

Who is to say that the creative and ingenius minds at Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, etc... have all not come up with some other, new, cheat solution; based on the SAMPLE ZAMBEZI chips that they ALREADY recieved MONTHS AGO... a cheat solution that revealed a way for them to make the Zambezi work on current AM3 boards, because perhaps.... just perhaps, Zambezi has the appropriate Pins...

And not one of you can prove otherwise that Zambezi has too many pins for it!

I challenge you, to prove it.

Right now.

Show me the pins on the underside of a Zambezi chip!
     
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