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Newegg has 1 AM3+ Board!

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by Mindweaver, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. Mindweaver

    Mindweaver Moderato®™ Staff Member

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    Check it out! nothing fantastic but already having one board should result in have more to come soon! :toast:

    6 x SATA 6Gb/s

    Get Ready for New Generation of 32nm AMD AM3+ CPU

    On/Off Charge Technology

    Supports next generation of 45nm AMD AM3 CPU

    108dB Signal-to-Noise ratio playback

    DualBIOS 3TB+ HDD Support (Hybrid EFI Technology)

    Turbo XHD- Full Automatic RAID 0/Stripe

    AMD OverDrive Support
     
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    BUT where is bulldozer?
     
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    yea it looks to be only an AMD 870 board.. So this should lead to a bios update for most of the 8xx board to am3+?? But having 6x 6gb sata3 is awesome!..
     
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    but 870 class is not an AM3+ Mobo.how they can fit less pinned bulldozer with an soft update:confused:
     
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    I believe the link below is the same motherboard listed on Newegg. I've come to the conclusion that some previous chipsets work with bulldozer as long as you have the necessary socket. If you look at the image below you'll notice the socket is black. I'd bet if your AMD boards socket is white you're out of luck for bulldozer.

    Gigabyte GA-870A-USB3 Rev. 3.1, 870 (dual PC3-10667U DDR3) ab €73,60

    [​IMG]
     
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    I can download a beta bios for Bulldozer with my motherboard already. Bulldozer will fit in an AM3 socket.
     
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    may i know how AM3 Boards can power AM3+ socketed processors?
     
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    But isn't officially supported by AMD.

    Anyway until I see a 990FX ROG board I care not.

    140w.
     
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    Isn't it?
     
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    who said bulldozer was going to be higher wattage than the current phenom chips and how many boards can power a thuban @4.5ghz 24/7 because thats a good bit over 200w. i know my 790FX can as could my 790GX and 890FX.
     
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    No its not according to JMD or whatever the reps. name is on here. Mobo makers be hackin yo!
     
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    Boo PCI-E 16x, 4x. I would have assumed that newer boards (AM3+) would be at least PCI-E 8x, 8x. Maybe my standards are too high.
     
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    Over on XS (I think) I read that the reason certain Asus boards will work with Bulldozer on their AM3 boards is because they wired up the socket with preparation for Bulldozer in mind.
     
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    Not really hacking. The difference between 890fx and 990fx are going to be very minimal. Power saving features and stuff like that. I don't see how the chipset can affect performance with AMD. HT link isn't a factor, North Bridge (IMC controller) is in the CPU. For a lot of 890fx boards all it will take are some new heatsinks and possibly a different color scheme to make it 990fx.
     
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    I found this statement from AMD. link

    So AMD considers the using of the socket AM3 a hack.
     
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    Sure, it hacks into their sales for AM3+ boards! :laugh: I wonder what their board partners call it? Either way, I'll be trying my Bulldozer on my AM3 board first.
     
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    They consider unlocking chips a hack too. That sure stopped manuf from allowing unlocks :rolleyes:
     
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    Found it!

    Nex 73 on XS

     
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    I wonder if someone is actually going to buy it 3 months prior of Bulldozer release date... >.>
     

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