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According to the source, motherboard major ASUS is planning to provide support to AM3+ processors to some of its existing AM3 motherboards using mere BIOS updates. That's right, Zambezi will indeed be backwards compatible with AM3 and existing chipset, only what remains to be seen is if the processors will perform to their full potential and overclock well on existing platform. Amongst ASUS' Schindler's list are top of the line AM3 models, such as ROG Crosshair IV Formula and Extreme, M4A89TD PRO/USB3, and even AMD 890GX-based motherboards such as M4A89GTD PRO. The list also shows certain AM3+ motherboards that use dated chipsets such as 760G, probably the entry-level of ASUS' M5A series of motherboards.
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Well I hope this is true and factual!, I have the board they use as an example /crosses fingers.
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already been posted but people were doubting it, so this strengthens its case (sorry for bad spellin)
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Strange. JF AMD's sources told him that there would be no compatibility (check my sig).
 
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Luckily I'm getting the Crosshair IV which should support it then get my bulldozer chip towards the end of this year then get a AM3+ board next year
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Strange. JF AMD's sources told him that there would be no compatibility (check my sig).
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I Asus can get BD working on my board I will be happy but I dont mind buying another board if i need to
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Will there be any benefit to buying a bulldozer board over say an asus crosshair 4 mb today?
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Hope MSI follows, I want to keep my 890fx, but I want 8 cores
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post #10 of 14
If this is true, I'd say my board (and the Extreme) would be the 2 most likely to get this update (or at least the two most guaranteed to get it).
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