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http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813128485

Is this actually a AM3+ Mother board? or is it just a misprint? I hope its not a misprint, my current Mobo is dying
    
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Yeah looks like it is. A lot of AM3 boards should be AM3+ compatible with a BIOS update and it looks like Gigabyte is the first to release one and market it as am3+.
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Gigabyte also has an AM3+ section on their website
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The only difference in a AM3 and AM3+ is the bios and the socket.
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It is not the first-the MSI 890FXA GD65 has been on there for weeks,neither one have AM3b socket.Just an AM3 with future AM3+ support.I already have one built.
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post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by overclockingXTC View Post
Yeah looks like it is. A lot of AM3 boards should be AM3+ compatible with a BIOS update and it looks like Gigabyte is the first to release one and market it as am3+.
AM3+ mother boards have one extra pin so they need a new socket, which this has.
    
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I had bought the same board from Amazon. The image on Amazon's site shows rev. 3.1 with the black socket which is supposed to be a AM3+ according Gigabyte. I got rev. 2.1 with a white socket.

I'm sure Gigabyte will have a BIOS update for all the revisions, but only the true AM3+ sockets will have full support for Bulldozer.
    
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post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by 182515 View Post
AM3+ mother boards have one extra pin so they need a new socket, which this has.
Nope. That socket can have up to 940 pins. It is the same as the first AM2 socket. So they only need to add a pin slot to the socket.
Edited by dixson01974 - 3/27/11 at 6:34pm
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post #9 of 9
Put it this way-the socket on this board is no different than any other 8 series AM3 motherboard.It is a gimmick.
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