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AMD has no say in what Asus can do
It's a huge achievement if Asus can get a AM3+ CPU to fit in a AM3 socket,when AMD says it cannot. Maybe every brand of certain AM3 boards can use AM3+,some have chosen not to create a BIOS mod?
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hopefully gigabyte does it
Hopefully :S
Though,i doubt it.... they most likely would've done it by now.
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well i know for a fact that my MB will support AM3+ CPU's with just a BIOS update
and that is why i switched from Intel to AMD and that why i love AMD you dont have to buy a new MB ever time Intel decides to change their socket which Intel does ever 6 months or so xD
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post #13 of 26
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It's a huge achievement if Asus can get a AM3+ CPU to fit in a AM3 socket,when AMD says it cannot. Maybe every brand of certain AM3 boards can use AM3+,some have chosen not to create a BIOS mod?

Hopefully :S
Though,i doubt it.... they most likely would've done it by now.
http://event.msi.com/mb/am3+/
MSI is doing it too.
cmon' gigabyte get into the game >:L
    
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http://event.msi.com/mb/am3+/
MSI is doing it too.
cmon' gigabyte get into the game >:L
Cool,but many have said to stay away from the current MSI boards because of weak VRM's. They aren't great it you run much more than stock.
YES!!! Gigabyte PLLZZZZZ make a bios for your motherboards!!!!1
I was really considering a Asus 890GX mobo,but i saved about $15-20 or so with the Gigabyte one. Worth saving a few bucks? We'll see.
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Cool,but many have said to stay away from the current MSI boards because of weak VRM's.
YES!!! Gigabyte PLLZZZZZ make a bios for your motherboards!!!!1
I was really considering a Asus 890GX mobo,but i saved about $15-20 or so with the Gigabyte one. Worth saving a few bucks? We'll see.
Be cheap buy twice
    
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Be cheap buy twice
Meh,i'd rather have a full featured BD 9xx board,then lose some nice features and hold the CPU back with a AM3 motherboard. Then again it would be nice to save $150-200 by not having to buy a new mobo until i really want a 9xx one.
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Meh,i'd rather have a full featured BD 9xx board,then lose some nice features and hold the CPU back with a AM3 motherboard. Then again it would be nice to save $150-200 by not having to buy a new mobo until i really want a 9xx one.
Yeah, but I think Gigabyte will pull through and add support.
Kinda lame on my end cause I like mATX boards.
    
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Yup I just figured out my board will support it with a bios update. Im saving now for launch
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Yeah, but I think Gigabyte will pull through and add support.
Kinda lame on my end cause I like mATX boards.
How many watts does your current CPU consume? The 880GMA-UD2H doesn't have heatsinks over the VRM's that i recall,so if Gigabyte would put out a BIOS,that mobo might not be supported, i noticed this with the cheaper Asus and MSI ones.BD is much more powerful, i assume it may work better with cooled VRM's and more phases. I like mATX as well,but $30 more for ATX with possibility to Crossfire was hard to pass up at the time.
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How many watts does your current CPU consume? The 880GMA-UD2H doesn't have heatsinks over the VRM's that i recall,so if Gigabyte would put out a BIOS,that mobo might not be supported, i noticed this with the cheaper Asus and MSI ones.BD is much more powerful, i assume it may work better with cooled VRM's and more phases. I like mATX as well,but $30 more for ATX with possibility to Crossfire was hard to pass up at the time.
It's 125w certified and the high end 8-cores are supposed to be 125w.
The quads are 95w.
I also put sinks on the vrms
    
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