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March 11, 2011 7:18:03 PM

Has anyone else seen this????

http://news.softpedia.com/news/ASRock-AM3-Bulldozer-Mot...

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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March 13, 2011 2:31:35 PM

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... ? >:-/
a b V Motherboard
March 13, 2011 7:14:15 PM

Now we just need the CPU's. Not that I'm getting BD, I mainly want to see how it performs.
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March 13, 2011 9:07:01 PM

SB>BD
a b V Motherboard
March 13, 2011 11:23:44 PM

^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
March 16, 2011 7:32:35 PM

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
a c 296 V Motherboard
March 16, 2011 7:50:07 PM

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.
a b V Motherboard
March 17, 2011 5:03:35 PM

Maybe Tom's is waiting for BD to come out.........then they'll review a bunch of stuff. That's just my guess though
a c 296 V Motherboard
March 17, 2011 6:13:40 PM

Tom's doesn't comes out with a review if we don't have a CPU for test it.
March 17, 2011 7:22:01 PM

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.
a b V Motherboard
March 18, 2011 1:15:55 AM

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
April 4, 2011 8:43:14 PM

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.
a c 296 V Motherboard
April 4, 2011 8:52:02 PM

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...
a b V Motherboard
April 6, 2011 12:27:32 AM

Interesting article. Hopefully MSI will release an AM3+ update for the 880GM-E41
May 26, 2011 3:37:37 PM

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
a b V Motherboard
May 26, 2011 4:19:25 PM

Nice stuff. Imagine how it will fly when you will unlock that 8 core to 16. :) 
!