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Just got an e-mail from them. I knew I should've bought the ASUS frown.gif

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To whom it may concern,

I am an owner of a Biostar TA890FXE, and am wondering whether Biostar will be supporting Bulldozer/AM3+ upgrades via a BIOS update, much like AM2+ boards running Thuban. Other board manufacturers have begun doing this, and I'm quite curious if Biostar will jump onboard as well.

Thank you.

Their response:
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No, Biostar AM3 motherboards will not support AM3+ CPUs.

Although I have a gut feeling Bulldozer won't play well with AM3, so I guess it's not so bad biggrin.gif
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Odd, El Gappo spoke with a Biostar Rep on the phone who said it would be coming in mid july.
    
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Odd, El Gappo spoke with a Biostar Rep on the phone who said it would be coming in mid july.

Very weird, lol
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It probably will support them. Chances are the person who responded to you really doesn't know anything, just a low level chat guy or whatever. AMD has stated multiple times (even JF-AMD on this forum) that Bulldozer will not be supported, even though other manufacturers already advertise support). If Gappo actually talked to the bios team, which I know he does have contact with and they say it's coming mid July, then it will. If MSI and Asus can do it with a simple bios update, so can any other manufacturer. And with 890FX being the flagship chipset, I would put my money on it support Bulldozer fine.

lol @ an employee from AMD misinforming people
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Originally Posted by JF-AMD;10521943 
No, AM3 boards will not support Bulldozer.

Meanwhile, Full Compatibility with AMD AM3+ Multi-Core Processors, MSI AM3 Motherboards Allow Easy Upgrades.

Seems like a lot of miscommunication going on between internal AMD employees, which further confuses the end user (us on OCN) and motherboard manufacturers.
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Originally Posted by Dopamin3;13226013 
It probably will support them. Chances are the person who responded to you really doesn't know anything, just a low level chart guy or whatever. AMD has stated multiple times (even JF-AMD on this forum) that Bulldozer will not be supported, even though other manufacturers already advertise support). If Gappo actually talked to the bios team, which I know he does have contact with and they say it's coming mid July, then it will. If MSI and Asus can do it with a simple bios update, so can any other manufacturer. And with 890FX being the flagship chipset, I would put my money on it support Bulldozer fine.

lol @ an employee from AMD misinforming people



Meanwhile, Full Compatibility with AMD AM3+ Multi-Core Processors, MSI AM3 Motherboards Allow Easy Upgrades.

Seems like a lot of miscommunication going on between internal AMD employees, which further confuses the end user (us on OCN) and motherboard manufacturers.

What a ridiculous mess, lol
Edited by TheStealthyOne - 4/22/11 at 1:39am
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Here is more just to confuse you

ASUS First to Provide AM3+ CPU Ready Solution for
Current AM3 and Future AM3+ Motherboards


Check this quote out from this thread/news article:
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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.

http://www.overclock.net/hardware-news/996295-hh-questions-compatibility-amd-am3-bulldozer.html

Seems like AMD does a great job at communicating with board partners, telling them what they can/can't disclose before launch and also allowing them to support AM3+ CPUs in AM3 boards when they've stated multiple times this is not possible. Thumbs up to AMD! Woooooooooooo
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Originally Posted by Dopamin3;13226051 
Here is more just to confuse you

ASUS First to Provide AM3+ CPU Ready Solution for
Current AM3 and Future AM3+ Motherboards


Check this quote out from this thread/news article:


http://www.overclock.net/hardware-news/996295-hh-questions-compatibility-amd-am3-bulldozer.html

Seems like AMD does a great job at communicating with board partners, telling them what they can/can't disclose before launch and also allowing them to support AM3+ CPUs in AM3 boards when they've stated multiple times this is not possible. Thumbs up to AMD! Woooooooooooo

D: Quite the enigma
Edited by TheStealthyOne - 4/22/11 at 1:40am
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Maybe Rebel's haven will make a BIOS that somehow supports it
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Six reasons why AM3+ cpu's shoudn't be used on AM3 sockets.

1. If you can't fit a CPU into the normal AM3 socket, you shouldn't be working with computers. The only benefit of bigger pin holes is "easier" installation.

2. Do enthusiasts care about better power savings and power management? Some might, but I know I don't. Gotta run full clockspeed all day...

3, 4, and 5. Most high end motherboards already perform well for delivery power and can deliver the needed 145A easily and still have headroom to OC more.

6. Who uses stock cooling anyway?

I'm sure there are benefits to running BD in a native AM3+ board (I speculate better turbocore implementation, higher HT Link/NB speed native, and the power management features), but all of these Asrock are listing are silly...
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