All I know is that SOMEBODY is either lying or both are telling the truth.
ASRock is a subdivision of ASUS.
You know, THAT company that stated with a BIOS upgrade that 8 to 10 AM3 Boards would run AM3+? All of them less than a year old at the time ASUSTaiwan dropped that golden diamond encrusted gem upon the world?
Might it more LIKELY being that both are right? We know there are FOUR different versions of the FX CPU. All of them under the code name BULLDOZER?
I think that it's funny that people are so convinced that it will never work.
But I ask y'all, would ASUS put their reputation on the line by lying about the ability to run an AM3+ CPU on their current boards? And if so what's to gain from it? It's more likely that people that aren't on an AM3 board are going to buy an AM3+ board regardless of how entry level it is. There is only one AM3+ board at this time. Hell compare it to the bottom end of the BIOS upgrade, the M4A89GTD Pro, if you've got issues with Formula cause I run it and refer to it. Apologies if it rubs people the wrong way. It's not about you and it's not about me. It's about US and whether or not somebody is lying. I seriously doubt that anyone is lying.
But what Enthusiast Board had ASRock made in the last year? They stand to lose money if they don't advertise the benefits of going to AM3+. It's called ADVERTISING, anyone who ever worked in a store can tell people this.
I say EVERYBODY is right in this little dog and pony show.
AMD says they don't support Bulldozer being run on AM3 due to the loss of "features".
ASUS, Gigabyte AND MSi all say that with a BIOS upgrade certain AM3 Boards will run AM3+ CPUs'.
And now ASRock stirs the pot with this Advertisement.
It's up to the consumer as to what they want at this point. If you're holding the Golden Ticket, do you give it up because you promised the candy bar to the neighbor kid not realizing you've given away your shot at immortality? Or do you do so because you can afford more of them giving you better access to it?
Me? I'm a stingy Bish and I'm gonna wring every last cent out of the Golden Ticket I'm holding in my grubby little paws.
I think everybody here believes it WILL run. My issue is how well it will run... and I think the ASRock information sheds some light on that point. They are just giving us a more concrete idea of what these mysterious lost "features" are going to be. The ASRock release may be advertising, but false advertising is a crime.