^^^ASUS already let the cat out of the bag. AMD wants the new socket. They aren't fueling this. ASUS
Originally Posted by Obakemono;13214301
"What Have Asus / AMD Said?
AMD has said only that they don't support Bulldozer on AM3. Past that, the company recommended we talk to Asus. We attempted to talk to Asus, but were told that the company will no longer be talking publicly about AM3/Bulldozer support, at the request of AMD. Thus, Asus was unable to talk to us about the specifics of its own product based on an announcement it had already made."
LOL. There is that nasty little NDA mucking up the works again. Like I have said before, Asus was WAY pre-mature in releasing this information and I bet it pissed AMD off big time. I wonder though how many more CHIV were sold because of it.....
ASUS never specifically
mentions BD by name except in an email to a couple members here on OCN. What can AMD be mad about?
All ASUS ever did was state that a specific group of boards will be AM3 compatible. The loss of features are the power management features, and that's about it.
Anything written about it now is just a rehash of what we already know. The only thing I've learned really is that BD is going to be coming out in Quad, Hexa and Octacore flavors. The AM3+ that AM3 boards get may be just the Quad and the Hexa core. And yet nobody is even thinking in this regard. If the Quads and Hexas are much better than what I'm running now and I only lose power management features, I can handle that.
But if my board can mate with one of the OctaCore CPUs'?
~Ceadder:drink:Edited by Ceadderman - 4/21/11 at 11:22am