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The Phenom 2 CPU's only use 938 pins of the 941 pins on the AM3 boards. Maybe the first gen BD CPU's will use 941 pins to allow more people to try the new tech without having to go out and buy a new board. Then i see them bring out the second gen BD which might be 22nm that are only capable of using the AM3+ 942 pin boards. Probably to compete with Intels 22nm ivy bridge.

Wont know till just before launch. Still excited i get to use BD on my CHIV.
Edited by huhh - 4/5/11 at 9:38pm
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Originally Posted by Shomiyamu! View Post
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
You've got plenty of room there with a 95W. BD, With heatsinks on the VRM's you even may be able to have a 140W. limit ( at your own risk)
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The Phenom 2 CPU's only use 938 pins of the 941 pins on the AM3 boards. Maybe the first gen BD CPU's will use 941 pins to allow more people that sample the new tech without having to go out and buy a new board. Then i see them bring out the second gen BD which might be 22nm that are only capable of using the AM3+ 942 pin boards. Probably to compete with Intels 22nm ivy bridge.

Wont know till just before launch. Still excited i get to use BD on my CHIV.
Hopefully this comes true,then we can really rub it in to the Intel users that get socket changes every year.
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post #23 of 26
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Originally Posted by Shomiyamu! View Post
http://event.msi.com/mb/am3+/
MSI is doing it too.
cmon' gigabyte get into the game >:L
well thats a good confirmation

So will they perform at the same level, I sure hope so

What is the BD going to be, 32nm?
Edited by Mit Namso - 4/5/11 at 11:49pm
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with all this talk about these mother board brands supporting bulldozer on am3 boards and the images of a bulldozer/am3+ socket, ive come to the conclusion that asus and msi are going to release new socket revisions of our boards so you will have to buy a new board or rma it to get one with the socket revision.

and if i want my board to be compatible with bull dozer i will have to clip off the pin that blocks the socket hold or drill a hole where the extra pin is supposed to sit in the socket.
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with all this talk about these mother board brands supporting bulldozer on am3 boards and the images of a bulldozer/am3+ socket, ive come to the conclusion that asus and msi are going to release new socket revisions of our boards so you will have to buy a new board or rma it to get one with the socket revision.

and if i want my board to be compatible with bull dozer i will have to clip off the pin that blocks the socket hold or drill a hole where the extra pin is supposed to sit in the socket.
You're going off the idea that first gen Bulldozer will use all 942pins on the new AM3+ sockets. Yet Phenom II only used 938 of the 941 pins and never increased throughout the life of the Phenom II CPU. This shows that with a new 942pin socket, AMD has some big plans for the new Bulldozer chips, something that would require 942 pins in the future...dare i say a 22nm CPU to compete with Ivy Bridge.
What else are they going to do, let Intel drop Ivy Bridge 22nm and keep trying to sell 32nm Bulldozer CPU's. Releasing a AM3+ socket board (for ppl just getting into AMD) while still allowing all the Current AMD owners with their high end AM3 boards the ability to use the first gen Bulldozer is just good business. Especially if it doesn't beat Sandy Bridge by a long way...

Even ASUS and MSI have said that all you will need is a BIOS update to make it compatible. They never said anything about physically modifying your socket. They would never ask anyone to do that as it would void your warranty.

AMD is just looking at the future and doesn't want their customers to have to upgrade their boards when the current AM3 boards are capable of using the first gen BD cpu's. Unlike Intel.....
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post #26 of 26
Quote:
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with all this talk about these mother board brands supporting bulldozer on am3 boards and the images of a bulldozer/am3+ socket, ive come to the conclusion that asus and msi are going to release new socket revisions of our boards so you will have to buy a new board or rma it to get one with the socket revision.

and if i want my board to be compatible with bull dozer i will have to clip off the pin that blocks the socket hold or drill a hole where the extra pin is supposed to sit in the socket.
Can't you guys with this theory see that these companies would NEVER do this?

They have stated BD support on select motherboards, how can you see it any other way?
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