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post #21 of 51
Off topic, but did anyone else notice that they are offering 2 day shipping on stuff with Shop Runner for Newegg? I was just thinking of that a few days ago.

I'm just waiting on Gigabyte's announcement to jump on an AM3b board. Ordered one from Amazon, but it wasn't AM3b as the image showed.
    
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post #22 of 51
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Not too impressed with the boards shown so far.

If I do get a Bulldozer, I'm not settling for anything less than an all round improvement over my current primary system, and that almost certainly implies a full 8-core chip and a high OC.
Agreed. If it's a substantial improvement, I am all over Bulldozer. I have always turned to AMD for budget and price/performance builds, but Intel's i7 is my choice for the high-end. I am hoping Bulldozer will change that, as I love AMD (and have many AMD rigs).
     
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post #23 of 51
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Until someone OC's the BD and cooks it and the board. One more reason to WAIT for all the specs of BD to be released, then we will all know what is the minimum phases to safely run and OC BD. This might be one of the many reasons why AMD is not supporting BD on AM3, there might be to many mobos that cannot run BD without frying everything.
That's why only certain boards are getting updated to the AM3+ socket, either physically or AM3+ ready through a bios update. The manufacturers know more than we do.

They know what boards can and cannot support Bulldozer.
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post #24 of 51
Lots of Texan's in this thread hmm and I hope BD performs well.
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post #25 of 51
That 890FX Deluxe board has 8+2 phases, but is using a DrMOS solution. That's not always a bad thing, but higher rated DrMOS chips are fragile vs. transients in the input. Use a good PSU with that board.
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I'll wait for the 990FX
    
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post #27 of 51
What improvements will 990fx deliver vs 890fx? The only thing that I can get is about SLI (though not sure if that is some sort of april fool or not)
    
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post #28 of 51
ill wait for the new boards to come out to see if sli is coming or not
post #29 of 51
I hope i can run BD on my 790x Board its 8+2
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post #30 of 51
The VRM issue is going to fade out a bit with "Bulldozer" due to the power efficiency of the 32nm process; the majority of the new CPUs will be 95W; only the top end 8 core CPU will feature a 125W TDP.
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