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[Clubic]AM3+ CPUs on AM3 boards: it's possible!

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Alors qu'AMD devrait finalement lancer sa nouvelle architecture de processeurs dans les mois Ã* venir, l'ex-fondeur de Sunnyvale clarifie le sujet de la compatibilité. Il sera bien possible d'installer les nouveaux processeurs AM3+ sur des cartes mères AM3.
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While AMD is expected to launch its new CPU architecture in the coming months, the former founder of Sunnyvale clarifies the compatibility issue. It is indeed possible to install the new AM3+ CPUs on AM3 motherboards.
That was obvious with MSI and ASUS saying the exact same thing, but now it's kind of official since AMD France's spokesman says it.

(Clubic is quite the reliable site here, but I don't think anyone outside France will know about it.)

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Source (French)
Edited by MacA - 4/13/11 at 12:07pm
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Kind of neat, I suppose. Being the owner of an MSI 890FX, I wonder what advantages the new CPUs will have, considering the chipset and architecture differences? Will it really be THAT much of an improvement, or will I have to have a true AM3+ board for that?

Guess we'll see in the next few months.
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It's been said over and over again...

Just delete this thread, it's a repost of a report of a repost of a report of report repost...

It will work but won't use advanced power saving features.

Case closed.
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Wasn't official, now it is right?
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it was official before --.... msi and gigabyte even gave the list of motherboards that will be able to utilize am3+...
    
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Yeah, same for Asus.
But some people still wouldn't agree because AMD (and JF-AMD?) did not confirm it. Now it's officially confirmed by AMD itself.

There was a probability of 90%, now it's 100%. Still news to me, but if it's not, then a mod will lock it.
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it was official before --.... msi and gigabyte even gave the list of motherboards that will be able to utilize am3+...
I guess the fact that CPU and motherboards go hand in hand you could debate when either manufacturer releases this information would make it "official".

Either way, does this confirm ALL motherboards or is there still some difference between AM3 boards that'll prevent some from worker?
    
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Right on! I dont think my board is supported though. Since its an Nvidia chipset.
Edited by Hawk777th - 4/13/11 at 12:46pm
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I guess the fact that CPU and motherboards go hand in hand you could debate when either manufacturer releases this information would make it "official".

Either way, does this confirm ALL motherboards or is there still some difference between AM3 boards that'll prevent some from worker?
there is a missing pin slot. And besides if all am3 boards can do it why would they even call it am3+ lol it would be just am3
    
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