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ASRock Announces Wide-Ranged Support for AMD FX Processors

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Motherboard giant, ASRock Inc. is proud to announce that their AMD Motherboard Series now can fully support the newly launched AM3+ Bulldozer processors. It's been an incredible year for multi-core processing and it's almost time for you to upgrade the essential CPU.

    ASRock have prioritized AM3+ motherboard implementation and is the first to produce the most sophisticated AM3+ CPU-capable motherboards. The entire range of AM3+ mobo includes AMD's 9-Series, 8-Series, 7-Series and Nvidia's GeForce 7025 chipset series. Importantly, ASRock have a complete motherboard products line (from high-end, performance to budget-level) supporting AM3+ Bulldozer processors. Users are able to enjoy the exciting AM3+ performance with the latest BIOS update. ASRock is confident to say that they are the only motherboard maker that can offer so many AM3+ mobo choices based on difference chipsets. And this is what other mobo makers cannot do.

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    AMD's latest AM3+ processors are a shot in the arm for PCs, delivering state of art processing at unmatched performance. The much-anticipated AM3+ socket architecture now jammed into the market and offered the finest upgrade path : the Bulldozer 8-core CPU.

    To make the PC worthwhile, ASRock have released several motherboards covering from AMD's 9-Series, 8-Series, 7-Series to Nvidia's GeForce 7025 chipset series to support the long-awaited FX (codenamed Bulldozer) processors. The ASRock AM3+ Motherboard Series have got just about everything you could wish for build a perfect system around.

    Get ready to the ultimate computing experience? Phenom II is yesterday's news, and to make your AMD rig shine, Bulldozer has to be good.

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    ASROCK SUCK!

    They have released Bulldozer support for old AM2 chipsets like nForce 630a and lefted in a dust most popular motherboards like 890GX Extreme 3 while ASUS and MSI releases BIOS updates for all line of motherboards.

    I do not believe in their explanation where they said that Bulldozer needs 140W of energy and only few mobos can provide that. I do not believe that motherboard that looks like this:
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    Can provide real "Supports AM3+ Processor, 8-Core CPU"

    and mobo that looks like this:
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    cannot.

    My Asrock 880G and 890GX are the last Asrock products I have bought from them.
     
  3. Nick [D]vB

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    Have you actually tried a Bulldozer chip on your AM3 boards yet? Over the last month or so Asrock have updated almost all their old AM3 boards BIOS's with new CPU microcode, given that AMD haven't released a new AM3 CPU for quite a long time what are these updates for if not for Bulldozer?

    Example: http://www.asrock.com/mb/download.asp?Model=M3A770DE&o=BIOS

    The CPU support list has not been updated for 1.80, but then Bulldozer chips aren't even listed for their official AM3+ boards yet. I realise that AM3 isn't officially supported by AMD, and given the AM3+ marketing guff Asrock put out a few months ago it seems strange they would then try and add BD support to their old boards, but I wouldn't put it past them.

    http://www.asrock.com/news/events/2011am3 /

    I know a few people at bios-mods were working on patching the AGESA version of some old boards but I don't think they've tested anything with BD yet. Even with bios support there are obviously no guarantees, but if anyone has tried dropping a Bulldozer into any of these Asrock AM3 boards I'd be interested to know what happens...

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    This is a joke, right?
     
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    You've got to love these EngRish press-releases...

    Anyone tested Bulldozer on an Asrock AM3 board yet?
     
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    Asrock is like a pimped PCChips mb crap from scratch
     
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    I'd still take an Asrock board over an ECS (PCchips) or Biostar board, but they should have stuck to their roots intead or sticking bling heatsink junk to their boards and trying to become a "premium" brand...
     
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    I think you are wrong, despite nforce 630 is an "AM2" chipset, you can pair it in an AM3 mobo, and of course an AM3+ mobo.

    Those listed by asrock are not AM2 mobos, look at "FX" in the naming, I'm guessing they are all "black socket", brand new recently released. Old chipset still works and those nforces are cheap and they do work well despite the lack of features.
     
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    it would actually be good if nvidia did a new up to date range of chipsets now, would add competition to a market with none in it
     
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    I agree, I personally own an nforce 8200 (nforce 730a series) and I have to be honest, my computer feels smoother than in those computers I tested with the ATI 770 chipset. Don't know where's the magic, but all I can say is that for the price I got it, the 8200 is a terrific chipset, I also have 3xRAID0 set up on it and it works like a charm.

    Moreover, I also owned a MSI VR630 laptop with nforce 9100, and it was the same experience to me, super fast, great USB performance, good IGP performance and excelent hard drive I/Output.

    Wish nvidia starts making something, they just left AMD chipsets almost completely alone.
     
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    well cuz they can only cash in on the SLI chip itself now on both Intel and AMD boards. Only thing that pissed me off about NV was them dropping Drivers for Vista on NF2 and 3 Chipsets, the Code between Vista and 7 is pretty much the same but those chipsets are able to run Windows 7 just fine with 1-2 Gigs of ram. The Biggest amt of ram that could be ran on NF2 was 4 gigs n that was only done by Gigabyte, the other was via KT880 chipset (not K8T800)- this is all Socket A and early 754/940/939. N reason why Nv dont do chipsets anymore is cuz they directly compete with them in video cards too.

    I seen Implementation of both SLI and Crossfire on the same board back when the idea from 3DFX was implemented by NV

    My Old Rig is in the sig n it did run pretty well.
     
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