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Originally Posted by ChronoBodi;13070500 
BS... a high-end board gets shafted, yet a low-end board gets support?
It's a new release, with an AM3+ socket on it.

All of these "standard AM3" boards that come with 'BIOS upgrade to support Bulldozer' were released specifically with an AM3+ socket..
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post #12 of 32
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It's a new release, with an AM3+ socket on it.

All of these "standard AM3" boards that come with 'BIOS upgrade to support Bulldozer' were released specifically with an AM3+ socket..
Not on the Asus or MSI line, they still have the older white (AM3) socket on some of the ones they have said just need a bios upgrade for people with "existing" boards, not new revisions, in all honesty nobody has seen the pin configuration of BD yet so it may just use 1 or 2 of the already spare holes we have with AM3.

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So they made a bios upgrade to allow crippled new processors to run on two year old boards that can utilize none of the new features?

Dubyateeaff... motherboards are not THAT expensive. When I up to Zambezidozer I'm not gonna halfarse like I had to with my AM2 phenii 4 core.

Yall remember how awesomely swimmingly the AM2+ year long april fool's joke went, right?

I don't see Beezy being that much of an upgrade at the start anyway. Sure it runs hotter in the Dozer chips but we have yet to see SQUAT about the beezy chip performance.
post #14 of 32
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Originally Posted by davieg View Post
Not on the Asus or MSI line, they still have the older white (AM3) socket on some of the ones they have said just need a bios upgrade for people with "existing" boards, not new revisions, in all honesty nobody has seen the pin configuration of BD yet so it may just use 1 or 2 of the already spare holes we have with AM3.

Dave.
Its G34. Hate to look like a troll but yall need to use the right name.
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Eh I thought G34 was a server socket? Were on about the client side..... Plus nobody knows how running a BD in AM3 is gonna "cripple" as you put it the cpu. Theyre specifically releasing AM3+ boards with 890 chipsets so??? if all the electrical connections are there how will it make a crippling effect. Nobody knows yet.

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Its G34. Hate to look like a troll but yall need to use the right name.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_G34
Look at the pic, if you can make an AM3 cpu fit in that socket, well damn man you need to be working for Gigabyte or one of the other manufacturers then we would have no socket issues ever again if you spill your secret.
Plus dont tell people to use the right names when god knows what language your post before was in?
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Maybe there will be a new revision of the 790FX also. But either way, you have the old socket on your board.
You forget one thing.
There are many 770 chipset based motherboards supported ,but with a different Southbridge.Also the nomenclature some manufacturer use for 770+SB850 is usually with a 8 in front.This means that the newer NB chipsets from 8 series are not revolutionary.
As we all know the AMD southbridge has some CPU related stuff in it like the ACC and who knows what else.
It s the 8xx southbridge that does something.Just a hunch.
   
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This has been posted before. I'll be right back with the link.

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This has been posted before. I'll be right back with the link.

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They don t care about the old link ,thats why they created another one
   
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according to this article AM3+ CPU will physically fit in AM3 socket, so in theory any AM3 board could support bulldozer with a BIOS update just depends how Mobo manufacturers implement it.

Maybe the BIOS modding community will be able to mix up new BIOSes to bring support to boards that the manufacturer will never support for the bulldozer, Gigabyte seems to be burning their own customers by releasing new revisions with new black sockets rather than going the same way as Asus and MSI simply providing support with a BIOS update,

Ok maybe these boards wont fully support all of bulldozers features and Gigabyte does not like that idea but im sure it will only be power saving and new turbo modes that will be missing which to me is no big deal, also I wonder if you will be able to flash a Gigabyte rev 3.1 board BIOS to an older revision of the same board and throw an AM3+ cpu in there anyway, I would not be suprised if this was possible. just my opinions guys

BTW OP this is not news to us, there are already a few threads about this very topic
Edited by Dynomutt - 4/10/11 at 4:25am
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They don t care about the old link ,thats why they created another one
Do people just ignore the ToS or what? You're SUPPOSED to search before posting a new topic. About the only place this is no biggee is Market Place.

I performed a search and theirs a couple hundred threads all asking the same things. Couldn't even find the thread that I'm subscribed to.

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