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Windows 7: First AMD AM3+ Bulldozer Motherboards Get Listed in Europe ( ... )

22 Mar 2011   #1
Wallonn7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
First AMD AM3+ Bulldozer Motherboards Get Listed in Europe ( ... )

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After the first AM3+ motherboards got listed in Japan, it's now time for Europe to get these boards as well, as two such models have become available in Germany from various online retailers with prices starting just below the 76 mark.
Read more at First AMD AM3 Bulldozer Motherboards Get Listed in Europe Starting at 76€ - Softpedia



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24 Mar 2011   #2
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Another article I was not aware of. Asus says the AMD Zambezi CPUs can run on some of their current AM3 Motherboards with a simple bios update. ASUS First to Provide AM3+ CPU Ready Solution for
Current AM3 and Future AM3+ Motherboards
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24 Mar 2011   #3
1foxracing

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24 Mar 2011   #4
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

How about that. I checked early this morning and they had none listed. I guess it brings up another question. Why would they be selling AM3+ Motherboards when there will be no CPUs until June-if they are on schedule this time.

Another question. If you look at the details of the Newegg link you posted it states that it supports 1066/1333/and 2000(OC) for ram. It was my understanding that the new AMD chips were going to have built in support for 1866. Will there be 2 types of boards like SandyBridge?
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24 Mar 2011   #5
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

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Why would they be selling AM3+ Motherboards when there will be no CPUs until June-if they are on schedule this time.
Makes for an easy incremental upgrade for anyone with an AM3 CPU now and looking at a 8xx series board. Then when the time comes it is just a swap and drop when Bulldozer does come out.

Also for anyone that does go looking for one, make sure it has the black AM3+ socket on the board and not the white AM3 socket.
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25 Mar 2011   #6
1foxracing

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

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Also for anyone that does go looking for one, make sure it has the black AM3+ socket on the board and not the white AM3 socket.
Why is that? I'm thinking of purchasing 1 of these.
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25 Mar 2011   #7
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

I was thinking the same thing. I just wanted to see some real reviews first. Stormy13 obviously knows more about these chips and boards than me. It may be a case similar to SandyBridge with the H67 and P67 boards.

EDIT: after rereading Stormy13's post he made the distinction of black AM3+ and white AM3.
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25 Mar 2011   #8
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

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To differentiate between the two, that and there is different pin counts between AM3 and AM3+ (one more pin on AM3+),

First AMD AM3+ Bulldozer Motherboards Get Listed in Europe ( ... )-am3.png

An AM3+ CPU won't work in an AM3 socket, but an AM3 CPU will work in an AM3+ socket.


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25 Mar 2011   #9
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

The link to Newegg that was given has the white socket, but is supposedly AM3+
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25 Mar 2011   #10
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Looks like Newegg has a picture up for the revision 3.0 board which has the AM3 socket,

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM3 - GA-870A-USB3 (rev. 3.0)

yet if you click on the "manufacturer's link" on Newegg it takes you to the revision 3.1 board,

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM3+ - GA-870A-USB3 (rev. 3.1)

which does have the AM3+ socket on it.

Looks like this could be a case of having to confirm with the retailer which revision of the board they have.

P.S. For what it's worth I'm pretty sure that when I saw that link yesterday it was the board with the black socket on Newegg.
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