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Originally Posted by Obakemono View Post
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
So that it can support future versions of BD perhaps?

Given the information we currently possess, we are correct, and you are incorrect. If more information is presented from credible sources, we may change our opinions and will still be correct. But you sir, are still incorrect because you are under the assumption that you somehow know more than anyone else.
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post #92 of 341
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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.



How would you like your crow? Roasted, boiled, grilled, sauteed? We have an excellent whine for your enjoyment but we're taking this on a reserved basis because seating is filling up fast.

~Ceadder
SO an AMD engineer goes over to the client guys and asks them directly if BD will run/fit/work/whatever on an AM3 socket and he came back and said no. And no, I won't need any seating reservations for your crow stew, as in a different post I "speculated" that the BD cpu package could come in two different pin configs, so I covered my bases.
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post #93 of 341
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Originally Posted by Squirrel View Post
So that it can support future versions of BD perhaps?

Given the information we currently possess, we are correct, and you are incorrect. If more information is presented from credible sources, we may change our opinions and will still be correct. But you sir, are still incorrect because you are under the assumption that you somehow know more than anyone else.
Your source is ONE mobo maker. On a site the was triple translated. Sure.....
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post #94 of 341
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Originally Posted by Ceadderman View Post
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.



How would you like your crow? Roasted, boiled, grilled, sauteed? We have an excellent whine for your enjoyment but we're taking this on a reserved basis because seating is filling up fast.

~Ceadder
How about in a pie?

Dont get too ahead of yourself. If it ain't an official annoucement from AMD then i wouldn't put much credence in it.

JF-AMD can you confirm or deny this for one last time please?
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post #95 of 341
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Originally Posted by Obakemono View Post
SO an AMD engineer goes over to the client guys and asks them directly if BD will run/fit/work/whatever on an AM3 socket and he came back and said no. And no, I won't need any seating reservations for your crow stew, as in a different post I "speculated" that the BD cpu package could come in two different pin configs, so I covered my bases.
An Engineer under a STRICT confidentiality agreement you mean?

This was a LONG time back as well. A year ago to be more precise. He couldn't tell you if Bulldozer wore a DD cup and served up Nachos and a hummer before the match if that's very well what it was capable of.

And good job hedgin yor bets. Too bad you've been emphatic that BD won't work on current boards because they aren't capable with their socket, so you get at least a morsel when this comes to pass......

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post #97 of 341
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How about in a pie?

Dont get too ahead of yourself. If it ain't an official annoucement from AMD then i wouldn't put much credence in it.

JF-AMD can you confirm or deny this for one last time please?
MSi announced something similar sometime earlier. Gigabyte is sure to follow them. Coulda offered pickled as well.

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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?

~Ceadder

What "reviewers" ? Not sure how a product that is not out can be reviewed...

AMD (not just JF-AMD) said themselves that it wasn't compatible. I will try to find the quote and post it later... Maybe the pin numbers aren't different after all, but something else is different between AM3 and AM3+.

What I still just don't get is why AMD would egg their own face by allowing people to believe their old boards wouldn't work. Makes ZERO sense. I only see positives for AMD shouting from the tallest building that BD was compatible with AM3 because it gives them an clear advantage over Intel. They didn't and I am baffled. Anybody care to offer a thought?

Plus Asus is the only manufacturer to refer to "current" boards... other mobo makers are changing revisions or the sockets are now black. Anyone wanna tell me why Asus is special?
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If this tihs true!!! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!
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WHAT IS THIS I AM SEEING!?

Maybe somebody got fired and chose to put Asus on the cross of breach of Confidentiality as his parting shot across their bow. Didn't somebody at Best Buy or some such retailer do something like this when they were fired only with insanely LOW prices?

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