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Originally Posted by Turbo16 View Post
I want AM3+ 890FXA-UD7
And UD9 board for AMD
id take an 900 series chipset UD9 any day
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This is why there is so much confusion because of Asus and MSI. Since the NDA (which I don't have) prolly prevents them from disclosing details why BD will run on AM3 with a BIOS update. Stupid move if you ask me. Gigabyte is doing it right, IMO, by releasing the revisions with the correct socket (AM3b) to fully support BD, and thus AMD will support it as well. Now, what remains to be seen is how the revised 8xx mobo running BD will compare to a 990f/fx mobo running BD.
Gigabyte will lose customers if their current higher end AM3 boards aren't AM3+ ready with BIOS updates,when or if everyone else's boards end up actually being AM3+ compatible.
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Originally Posted by raisethe3 View Post
I thought there was supposed to be a 9 series chipset?
There is. Though AMD won't release them until the launch of BD.
Edited by Heavy MG - 4/2/11 at 5:05pm
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I thought there was supposed to be a 9 series chipset?
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Would rather see 990FX boards instead.
This. Though I do love my UD5, I would have a 100% functionality chip than a clipped one.
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i received this press release yesterday night whats the big deal?
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True enough but from what I have read the pin configuration is different with the new CPUs so if that's the case then the only way to do it would be a socket converter of some sort. Not a solution I would want.
Like it gets said hundreds upon thousands of times on these boards. The AM3 socket has more avaiable pins then the AM3 CPU itself. Furthermore, it has been said that when you plop an AM3+ CPU in an AM3 socket, all you lose is power saving options.

It has been confirmed numerous times with bios updates on ASUS sites. AM3+ works in existing AM3 mobos in some form or another.
post #27 of 41
Why use an old chipset on a new flagship, architectural CPU? Granted we don't know much about the upcoming 900 series chipset but I find it odd so many board companies are doing this. How many cuts on features users will lose using a bulldozer cpu with a 800 series chipset if any?

Besides the built-in SLI compatibility.
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Why use an old chipset on a new flagship, architectural CPU? Granted we don't know much about the upcoming 900 series chipset but I find it odd so many board companies are doing this. How many cuts on features users will lose using a bulldozer cpu with a 800 series chipset if any?

Besides the built-in SLI compatibility.
SLI is the second reason I am waiting. I also want to see how BD does in realworld game testing before I make my final choice, though I am sure my GF does not want me building yet another computer :-P
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post #29 of 41
and our motherboards are still crappy blue. do not want.
intel gets sexy black boards. we get crappy blue.
i see how it is. racists!
    
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and our motherboards are still crappy blue. do not want.
intel gets sexy black boards. we get crappy blue.
i see how it is. racists!
no point to do so, it will just raise production costs. I do imagine gigabyte to have their high-end black boards on the 900 series.
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