AM3+ Motherboard now available

Has anyone else seen this????

http://news.softpedia.com/news/ASRock-AM3-Bulldozer-Motherboard-Gets-Listed-in-Japan-188977.shtml

ASROCK look like they're sucessful in being the first manufacturer to get an AM3+ socket Motherboard to retail.

Well done - lets have some more so we can get our PC builds done now with a Bulldozer upgrade path for later.

Any chance of a review Tom's ???
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  1. Sorry to comment on my own post but why no replies?

    The first Bulldozer compatable motherboards are hitting the market - how is that not newsworthy?

    Or am I missing something... ? >:-/
  2. Now we just need the CPU's. Not that I'm getting BD, I mainly want to see how it performs.
  3. SB>BD
  4. ^Probably right, and if BD would overtake SB, it wouldn't be for long. If SB would still beat BD, then Ivy Bridge would probably whip BD
  5. Quote kilo_17 <Now we just need the CPU's. Not that I'm getting BD, I mainly want to see how it performs. >quote

    Yeah...

    There's other motherboards with AM3+ sockets being announced by other manufaturers like Asus and Gigabyte but no reviews or even mention of them on the news page.

    What's the matter, Toms? NDA got your tongue? LOL
  6. Well.

    ASRock isn't the best mobo's manufacturer so, I prefer wait more for ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI, more when BD hasn't comes out and IB will be compatible with SB.
  7. Maybe Tom's is waiting for BD to come out.........then they'll review a bunch of stuff. That's just my guess though
  8. Tom's doesn't comes out with a review if we don't have a CPU for test it.
  9. Good point, but surely the raison d'etre for these 890 chipset with AM3+ sockets motherboards is that they're aimed at people who want to build a PC now with a Phenom chip but have an upgrade path to a Zambezi CPU later (ie: me, although I can't be the only one) Otherwise we might as well wait for the 990 boards anyway

    It would be interesting to know if there are any other performance differences as it looks like there will be 890 AM3 and AM3+ boards on the shop shelves side by side.
  10. saint19 said:
    Tom's doesn't comes out with a review if we don't have a CPU for test it.

    That's what I meant, when the BD CPU's come out, maybe Tom's will review some BD hardware
  11. saint19 said:
    Well.

    ASRock isn't the best mobo's manufacturer so, I prefer wait more for ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI, more when BD hasn't comes out and IB will be compatible with SB.


    It actually hasn't been confirmed that the current sandy bridge board will support them however they will be socket 1155.

    There is too much conflicting information to know for sure just yet, and it wouldn't surprise me if intel makes you still buy a new board.
  12. hopkiller said:
    It actually hasn't been confirmed that the current sandy bridge board will support them however they will be socket 1155.

    There is too much conflicting information to know for sure just yet, and it wouldn't surprise me if intel makes you still buy a new board.


    http://hwbot.org/article/newsflash/1172_intels_lga_1155_cross_platform_compatibility_confirmed
  13. Here's a list of the current MSI AM3 motherboards that have been updated to handle the BD Zambezi CPUs, 3 already are, the rest will follow with a BIOS update. If you have one of these AM3 motherboards you won't need a new motherboard for Bulldozer.
    http://event.msi.com/mb/am3+/

    http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/mainboards/display/20110404233214_MSI_s_Current_Mainboards_to_Support_AMD_s_Future_FX_Series_Chips.html
  14. Interesting article. Hopefully MSI will release an AM3+ update for the 880GM-E41
  15. Hi,

    I don't know if this is still of interest but I've just built a new system around an ASRock 890FX DELUXE5 AM3+ motherboard and it absolutely flies.

    It currently has an AMD Phenom 2 BE 555 (two core unlocked to four core no problem) filling the space that an 8 core chip will occupy when I can afford it.

    I'm really pleased with it.

    Thanks to everyone for their comments on this
  16. Nice stuff. Imagine how it will fly when you will unlock that 8 core to 16. :)
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