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News Gigabyte announces AM3+ 'Black Socket' motherboards

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 7 Apr 2011.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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  2. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    LAUNCH THE DAMN CHIPS ALREADY!
     
  3. Teh Noob Slayer

    Teh Noob Slayer New Member

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    1.Yes
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    Funny how the motherboards are officially announced before the CPUs are.
     
  4. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    HURRY UP!
     
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    javaman May irritate Eyes

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    LAUNCH THE DAMN CHIPS AND BENCHMARKS ALREADY!
     
  6. schmidtbag

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    i still want more proof of whether current am3 boards can support am3+ CPUs with a bios update. as long as i can do that, i'm absolutely looking forward to bulldozer. if amd's claims of directly competing against SB are true (which i'm sure it is because their claims about competing against atom+ion were true), then i'd say good for them. its nice to see a company thats nearly less than half the size of intel make a better product. it just shows money can't buy you everything. even if bulldozer doesn't overclock as well or runs a little hotter, if it works on current am3 boards, thats a major benefit to the consumer right there.
     
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    We shall see, I'm not sure if I'd trust a board developped before the CPU is available though...

    If bulldozer does compete...you'd better be quick, those that don't have SB yet are waiting for Z68, ;-)
     
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    3.1? Windows 3.1 capable?
     
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    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    One would assume that Gigabyte (and others) have bulldozer chips on hand to test their motherboards compatability. Or at least they send test mules to AMD to test for compatability.
     
  10. MrJay

    MrJay You are always where you want to be

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    Floyd Wire Twister

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    Sucks that with the revision they didnt change that stupid socket design.
    Tell me, how many of you have pulled a AMD chip from its socket when removing the heatsink...
    Doesnt happen on my Intel rigs :)
     
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    What about the intel issues with bending pins when using custom coolers? neither socket is perfect
     
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    thats pretty easy to avoid. if you plan on removing the thermal paste, theres usually a few mm of space between the heatsink and the borders of the mounting bracket. just twist the heatsink a little and it comes loose without the cpu coming with it. on socket 478, this wasn't really possible because there was no wiggle room.

    like i mentioned in my previous post, IF current am3 motherboards work with am3+ CPUs, then i'm all for the fact that they're recycling old socket designs. however, if it isn't compatible, they should move to LGA.
     
  14. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    I'd love to see Bulldozer do well, but I'm at the point where I'm fed up of hearing about it.
    I just wish they'd release the damn thing.
     
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    Always twist and slide, don't pull up on the heatsink. I do the same for Intel sockets as well because they can be stuck on there so well it lifts the entire computer lol
     
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    This is off ASUS' own site, stating that certain AM3 boards will be compatible.
     
  17. javaman

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    Best person to ask is bindi who is lurking in the ASUS forums for more details. Just noticed tat my board got an update for hex core phenoms. Thats thrown a spanner in the works for my upgrade plans. Seeing this and depending how AM3+ pans out in the backwards direction will decide if I upgrade to quad, hex or jump platform.
     
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    Was hoping my MSI 790FX GD70 was gonna work so that I could at least just buy the cpu for the time being and then upgrade the board at a later stage but it looks like its just gonna be 890 series msi boards.

    Info

    Ah well at least my ram will be reusable hopfully.
     
  19. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    I know you wouldnt be able to see it most of the time but I like the black socket :)
     
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    So much for the AM3 socket being "future proof". :p

    This Bulldozer has been in the making forever. I hope AMD realise that when it arrives it needs to seriously out-do Sandy Bridge in order to live up to hype and expectation.
     
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