Who's convinced it will never work?
There was some original aprehension about pin counts, but that was resolved. No one is saying an AM3+ FX cpu won't work in an AM3 board, they're saying it won't work to it's fullest ability, which may or may not include features that are important to you such as increased stability and voltage supply, both of which would surely affect overclocking. You may find a Bulldozer will overclock substantially higher in an AM3+ board than on an AM3... maybe even 32% higher?
If you only want An FX cpu to run at stock in your CHIV then fine.
Will I lose features? Most undoubtedly. But I'm pretty sure the features I will be losing aren't the same features that some lower grade boards would lose. I could start rattling boards off but it would get me off track. Point is that I'm sure a lot of people are in my boat. They've got into their board already. Less than a year old with Bulldozer on the way. We don't wish to have to buy a new board right off the bat in order to upgrade. I don't get what's so difficult to understand about that.
If you aren't going to run an AM3 board(generalization here not aimed at anybody) that's good for you. If I weren't on my board already, I would buy an AM3+. But since the big three have stated that it's BIOS upgradeable then that's what I'll be doing.
Edited by Ceadderman - 4/23/11 at 9:28am