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Will AMD THUBAN fit into current AM3 motherboards?

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December 6, 2009 1:57:19 PM

From several sites I read that AMD THUBAN will be backwards compatible with AM3 and AM2 motherboards.Is it true?Current AM3 motherboards are with 770 and 790 chipset.Will they support THUBAN?I read somewhere that THUBAN will need 890 chipset.
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December 6, 2009 2:52:03 PM

they will support it the 890 chipset but it will be backwards compatible, the old 790 chipsets will need a BIOS update for that CPU though


and don't write in caps
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April 11, 2010 2:21:38 PM

which current boards can support this cpu out of the box??? im new to amd (never owned one)
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April 11, 2010 2:32:05 PM

Not sure if any boards have been updated yet but you will see brands like MSI, Gigabyte and Asus whip the bios updates out speedily.
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April 11, 2010 3:43:56 PM

Definitely the higher end boards will along with some of the midrange ones. I doubt most of the low end ones will because they're thinking if your motherboard is so cheap, why have a hexacore :D 
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April 11, 2010 5:55:31 PM

the only board i know of currently that will support it out of the box is the msi 890GXM-G65
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April 11, 2010 6:11:27 PM

The Gigabyte 780G AM2+ motherboard I purchased in 2008 has listed support for Thuban.
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April 11, 2010 6:19:31 PM

^ with a bios update
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April 11, 2010 6:21:18 PM

xaira said:
^ with a bios update


Obviously, but it's still supported.
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April 12, 2010 3:23:06 PM

loneninja said:
Obviously, but it's still supported.


almost every am2+ and am3 board after a bios update is supported...
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June 16, 2010 11:31:31 AM

that's BS. Asus for example decided to do their whole M4 line, and leave behind their entire M3 line customers. For example, the M3A78-EM and the M4A78-EM have the exact same chipsets, yet Asus only created a BIOS upgrade for the M4A78 and their official response is that that is where they draw the line, and they have no plans to release future updates for the M3A78. As a result they have lost my business and respect forever. My M3A78-EM is less than a year old. So much for being future-proof Asus, hasta la vista.
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June 16, 2010 1:35:42 PM

kkracht said:
that's BS. Asus for example decided to do their whole M4 line, and leave behind their entire M3 line customers. For example, the M3A78-EM and the M4A78-EM have the exact same chipsets, yet Asus only created a BIOS upgrade for the M4A78 and their official response is that that is where they draw the line, and they have no plans to release future updates for the M3A78. As a result they have lost my business and respect forever. My M3A78-EM is less than a year old. So much for being future-proof Asus, hasta la vista.


*** that's the same Mobo I have...

I still have hope that they will later do the bios update... for example, the M2N-E did not support anything past Phenom 9950 125W for a long time...
Now they finally made it support AM3 CPU's

But as you said, it would not make sense as the M3A78-EM and the M4A78-EM are pretty much the same.
Good motherboards overall, all solid caps unlike some of the more expensive M4A785's
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June 16, 2010 5:43:43 PM

C00lIT said:
*** that's the same Mobo I have...

I still have hope that they will later do the bios update... for example, the M2N-E did not support anything past Phenom 9950 125W for a long time...
Now they finally made it support AM3 CPU's

But as you said, it would not make sense as the M3A78-EM and the M4A78-EM are pretty much the same.
Good motherboards overall, all solid caps unlike some of the more expensive M4A785's


I've got the same situation with Biostar right now, they have like 8+ different AM2+ 790GX boards with different model numbers. The differences in the boards are very minor, only a few models have received a BIOS update since Athlon II was released, while the specific board I have and a few others haven't gotten updated.
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