I checked my CPU support list for my motherboard and my chip was not on it. I purchased the ASrock 870 Extreme3 and the AMD Phenom II X4 970 CPU. The motherboard shows support for the AMD processor up to the 965. It is from the same same Deneb series so I hope it will be ok. This is my first build and I am just a little nervous about messing up. Thanks for any advice you might have.
It should, but it's still possible that that board won't recognize the CPU and may refuse to POST. Like hell storm said, email ASRock about it. I'm sure they will update their CPU support page soon enough once they have a BIOS update for it.
It will require a BIOS update; if it posts at best it will dummy down the CPU; the BIOS update with have the CPU_ID info required to function properly. I did note other FSB 2000 + 125W CPUs being supported. So I see no clear reason it 'couldn't' be in the near future.