Originally Posted by Armand Hammer
Heh, As soon as I saw this thread I thought the same thing.
Poor old Obakemono he's wasted so much time and effort trying to debunk this.
From the article:
While AMD is expected to finally launch its new processor architecture in the coming months, the former founder of Sunnyvale-clarifies the issue of compatibility. It is quite possible to install the new AM3 + on AM3 motherboards.
So far AMD is known for its policy of continuity platforms. Unlike the waltz sockets at Intel, the average lifetime of a socket from AMD is long, very long, a pledge of scalability for the buyer. Bulldozer with the code name for the architecture of future AMD processors, a doubt remained at this level. Physical examination of AM3 + highlighted a keyed different from the current Socket AM3 suggesting that AM3 + additional boarding with a pin. Asus and MSI have recently challenged this theory in turn by announcing that their current AM3 motherboards are compatible with future AM3 +.
The ball was then returned to the camp that AMD has to decide. Steve Bourdon, France AMD spokesman, confirmed that he indeed will indeed possible to install a processor AM3 + on a motherboard with a socket AM3. But this is not recommended! Not that there is a concern for stability, but rather a clamping functions. Thus, certain characteristics of the new AMD FX, Zambezi, are disabled on AM3 platforms.
No way to know, however, what features it is and no way of knowing either the usefulness of this keyed that ultimately does not seem worried.
HAHA. And I did not say it, they did. Helps to read the entire post. I copied it for you both to enjoy. Sheds a bit more light to the fact why AMD is not supporting BD on AM3.
Wow, you both must be really let down that there was no Obakemono **** storm. HAHA. Thanks for the good laugh.
http://www.overclock.net/13099843-post27.htmlEdited by Obakemono - 4/13/11 at 6:20pm