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post #81 of 341
This is getting ridiculous. While we have concrete proof from the biggest MOBO manufacturer, still............................................. . . One thing thats is crystal clear to me is that as childish as it might be, some are actually jealous that some people actually got lucky , and those same people are impossible to persuade with reason !
Trying so had to prove otherwise ???!!! saying thing like translations error in the source and stuff ..............
It does make no damn difference for me whether my MOBO supports BD or not . If it doesn't I''l just buy a new one.
But to deny what a bunch of godly experts have said, and only value your own speculations is just tooooo Civilized !!!!

You can wake one who sleeping, but you can not wake one who is pretending to be asleep.
Edited by luches - 3/16/11 at 2:55pm
post #82 of 341
I call SHENANIGANS(!!!) on Asus with the early launch of their April Fools prank.

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post #83 of 341
As Posted earlier on Page 4 or 5... for those of you who missed it.

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

Direct from the Horses Mouth; and it says NOTHING about requiring a different Socket or different pin configuration! Says nothing about having to buy some New Revision of the Boards...

The boards pictured, are clearly pictured with the white AM3 sockets, and NOT the black AM3+ sockets...

So all you doubters out there can either go Lawyer Up and start prepping for Class Action lawsuits against one of the largest Mobo Suppliers in the world, based on the premise, that YOU know MORE THEN THEY DO, because obviously you know everything, about Zambezi and they don't know anything at all...

Or...

You can just go crawl into a corner; whimper, cry and suckle on your thumbs because ASUS REALLY DOES KNOW MORE THEN YOU DO, about what the Zambezi can and can not do!

They should.

They've had their own Sample Zambezi's since 2010.

Where's YOUR Sample Zambezi?


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post #84 of 341
Well then this is a major AMD screw up. The backward compatibility should been announced ages ago. How many people do you think held off on boards, when to Sandy Bridge, etc. because of the this screw up. If they can't make a simple announcement that would BENFIT them, it gives me little confidence in the chip itself.
post #85 of 341
JF just got proved wrong
Looks like it might just be a microcode extraction/insertion I need to do for my 790X mobo - because other 700 series chipsets (760G) will be supported, so I assume it goes out to all AM3 chipsets.
post #86 of 341
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Well then this is a major AMD screw up. The backward compatibility should been announced ages ago. How many people do you think held off on boards, when to Sandy Bridge, etc. because of the this screw up. If they can't make a simple announcement that would BENFIT them, it gives me little confidence in the chip itself.
How so? It's the Reviewers fault for speculating that the CPU wouldn't even be compatible and that it required a new socket. I mean based on AMD's history of seamless transition(more so than Intell anyway) wouldn't it have been smarter to err on the side of caution?

In fact when the Bulldozer news was posted back when there were early sniffings of this I made this very supposition to get poo pooed by quite a few members. I even gave credible reference to an article that mentioned something along this line. I took a LOT of flak over it imho.

But my point is not about "I told people so", my point is WHY weren't the guys being paid to write the articles, not hedging their bets? This is AMD after all. Did they REALLY expect AMD to go Intel on everyone? Really?

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JF just got proved wrong
Looks like it might just be a microcode extraction/insertion I need to do for my 790X mobo - because other 700 series chipsets (760G) will be supported, so I assume it goes out to all AM3 chipsets.
This is what I thought too, but I think I'm still going to upgrade my motherboard.
 
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I think ALLOT of people will be eating their words in a few months. Gee, I wonder why Gigabyte has a revision 3.1 for my motherboard. Oh yeah, it's because it has a AM3b socket to support BD. No BIOS updates for my revision 3.0. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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post #89 of 341
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JF just got proved wrong
Looks like it might just be a microcode extraction/insertion I need to do for my 790X mobo - because other 700 series chipsets (760G) will be supported, so I assume it goes out to all AM3 chipsets.
Mmmm nope. My bro has a M4A785TD-V EVO and it's not even in the Bulldozer wheelhouse much to his chagrin. lulz

But not saying that yours won't be, just the ASUS boards are sticking to the 890 footprint at the moment. They may or may not evolve the BIOS. But I'm assuming that the earlier 790s' don't have enough lanes on them to make the BIOS worthwhile for Bulldozer. Have to draw the line somewhere I'm guessing.

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I think ALLOT of people will be eating their words in a few months. Gee, I wonder why Gigabyte has a revision 3.1 for my motherboard. Oh yeah, it's because it has a AM3b socket to support BD. No BIOS updates for my revision 3.0. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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BACK TO THE MATTER AT HAND.

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