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This will answer all your questions on what features you will lose.

AM3+ Features VS AM3
Lolz the new AM3+ features don't look that big
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This will answer all your questions on what features you will lose.

AM3+ Features VS AM3
I like how their #1 item was bigger pin holes...and then the rest are all power management which most people don't care that much about.
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Those AsRock listings are a complete joke.

1. If you can't fit a CPU into the normal AM3 socket, you shouldn't be working with computers. I've never heard of someone bending pins attempting to install a CPU.

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 plain silly...
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And why do you say that? While CPU's can get stable overclock's at the turbo core freq just by using the stock voltage's. So in a way, it is.
Because I use turbocore at 4.2ghz (3.5ghz non turbo) on stock vcore, and therefore have a cool, quiet pc, that isn't being damaged by excess current and will last longer.

The only time I lose a little bit of performance is when i'm running something heavily multi-threaded, which is seldom, and usually only takes minutes, then it's back to single core performance.

So my pc's running faster than your's on three cores at stock vcore.
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Because I use turbocore at 4.2ghz (3.5ghz non turbo) on stock vcore, and therefore have a cool, quiet pc, that isn't being damaged by excess current and will last longer.

The only time I lose a little bit of performance is when i'm running something heavily multi-threaded, which is seldom, and usually only takes minutes, then it's back to single core performance.

So my pc's running faster than your's on three cores at stock vcore.
Or.......

you could use PhenomMsrTweaker and actually fully optimize your power states, changing clockspeeds, voltages, and even NB voltage
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Or.......

you could use PhenomMsrTweaker and actually fully optimize your power states, changing clockspeeds, voltages, and even NB voltage
I've used that before, it doesn't work correctly with thuban.

Besides I don't like using third party software when I can alter my bios to do a perfectly acceptable job.

Unlike you, I don't wan't to run max clocks all day long (3.8ghz PMSL), I like running a single fan at 850rpm on my cpu and still getting 4.2Ghz.
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The new "black" AM3b CPU socket make you recognize the new AM3+ motherboard at the first sight!
With the 11% bigger pin hole size, it can get rid of the possible mechanical mismatch
when installing the CPU, and avoid the CPU pin-bent problem.
Sorry, but rawful! Broken english always gets me. (Although their broken english is much better than any Taiwanese I could muster.)
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I laughed hard at the socket hole size.
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I laughed hard at the socket hole size.
Tell me about it, its a bloody joke. The Crosshair IV is 10x better what asrock will bring out on there am3+ boards
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I laughed hard at the socket hole size.
Further proof that bigger, is in fact better.


The only thing that really interested me was that while many of those "features" are about power savings, they will provide benefits in overclocking also I think.
    
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