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a b V Motherboard
April 14, 2011 5:42:21 PM

Cheap too.
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a b V Motherboard
April 14, 2011 5:48:05 PM

Nice. Asrock's got a couple AM3+ boards out too, one 880 chipset board and one 890.
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a b V Motherboard
April 14, 2011 5:52:50 PM

Not that cheap for 880G. Can't imagine they'll sell many of these right now anyway. Still, its nice to see them coming out!
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a b V Motherboard
April 14, 2011 6:01:20 PM

buzznut said:
Not that cheap for 880G. Can't imagine they'll sell many of these right now anyway. Still, its nice to see them coming out!

Yeah, it is nice to see them starting to appear. So you think an 880G board like that is too expensive? Asrock's 880G AM3+ board is $100, and their 890GX board is $105.
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a b V Motherboard
April 14, 2011 6:06:47 PM

kilo_17 said:
Yeah, it is nice to see them starting to appear. So you think an 880G board like that is too expensive? Asrock's 880G AM3+ board is $100, and their 890GX board is $105.


I suppose I was thinking in terms of 880G boards in general. The main purpose I see for 880G is budget boards for light computing or HTPC. In which case its a bit outdated seeing how one can get an HD6000 series graphics on an APU...
Don't see much call for this board really.
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a b V Motherboard
April 14, 2011 6:21:40 PM

Good point about the APU's. Were you saying that you don't see a lot of demand for 880G boards?
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April 14, 2011 6:46:11 PM

I like the backwards compatibility but I really can't wait to see what the newer high end boards will look like and what features they have.I am going to do a third build and if AMD Bulldozer performs phenominally then that will be my choice.I saw release date is June 7th but they might sneak out the chips early(hopefully)Usually I buy Intel but the hype around this Bulldozer has got me anxious. The 900 chipsets won't be out until June along with the procs.......
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a c 147 V Motherboard
April 14, 2011 6:52:52 PM

These are not 900-series chipset boards though, so they won't support all of the features in Bulldozer. I'll pass.
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a b V Motherboard
April 14, 2011 7:22:46 PM

Onus said:
These are not 900-series chipset boards though, so they won't support all of the features in Bulldozer. I'll pass.

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a b V Motherboard
April 14, 2011 7:24:02 PM

Onus said:
These are not 900-series chipset boards though, so they won't support all of the features in Bulldozer. I'll pass.


We already know the first BD boards would be based on 800 series.

The 2nd BD's to come out will have graphics on the cpu, they will require a new chipset.
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a b V Motherboard
April 14, 2011 7:46:12 PM

Onus said:
These are not 900-series chipset boards though, so they won't support all of the features in Bulldozer. I'll pass.


Me too. I don't want a crippled setup. 990 FX if I can afford it!
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a c 147 V Motherboard
April 14, 2011 8:29:34 PM

Exactly, buzznut. My reason for upgrading is primarily for newest mobo features and connectors, as no matter which one is superior, I'm sure either BD or SB will offer whatever performance increase I'll want [over my unlocked 740BE].

Edit: More grist: http://www.guru3d.com/news/amd-bulldozer-launches-june-...

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a b V Motherboard
April 14, 2011 9:17:56 PM

We'll see. I wondering if the 900 boards will be in short supply and that's why AIBs are making AM3+ boards with 800 series chipsets
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a b V Motherboard
April 15, 2011 4:58:56 AM

Onus said:
Exactly, buzznut. My reason for upgrading is primarily for newest mobo features and connectors, as no matter which one is superior, I'm sure either BD or SB will offer whatever performance increase I'll want [over my unlocked 740BE].

Edit: More grist: http://www.guru3d.com/news/amd-bulldozer-launches-june-...


Interesting article. Do we know what HT speeds etc are supposed to be running with the 900 series?
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a c 147 V Motherboard
April 15, 2011 10:18:47 AM

No; unfortunately there is little actual hard data, so it isn't quite yet time to start holding our breaths.
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April 15, 2011 2:30:32 PM

geekapproved said:
We already know the first BD boards would be based on 800 series.

The 2nd BD's to come out will have graphics on the cpu, they will require a new chipset.


Trinity APUs. they're AMD bulldozer cores with the graphics on-chip.

first half of '12 iirc
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a b V Motherboard
April 15, 2011 2:50:06 PM

megamanx00 said:
We'll see. I wondering if the 900 boards will be in short supply and that's why AIBs are making AM3+ boards with 800 series chipsets


Dude, cmon, it was known months ago the first boards would be based on 800 series chipsets. There's not just BD's coming out, there are also new Phenom II's coming out.

I'm not sure what bulldozer features you guys think your going to be missing out on with a 800 series.
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a b V Motherboard
April 15, 2011 5:59:01 PM

geekapproved said:
Dude, cmon, it was known months ago the first boards would be based on 800 series chipsets. There's not just BD's coming out, there are also new Phenom II's coming out.

I'm not sure what bulldozer features you guys think your going to be missing out on with a 800 series.


Slower HT speed similar to AM2-->AM2+, native support for USB 3.0, possibly PCI-E lanes. Taking full advantage of bulldozer basically.
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April 15, 2011 10:14:21 PM

buzznut said:
Slower HT speed similar to AM2-->AM2+, native support for USB 3.0, possibly PCI-E lanes. Taking full advantage of bulldozer basically.


Well, the usb 3.0 would come with the new chipset. I think what AMD may be doing is cutting costs in an attempt to merge the bulldozer APUs (trinity) and the new chipset, because they'd be required for an APU but not a CPU. It's all guesstimation, though.
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a c 147 V Motherboard
April 15, 2011 10:19:48 PM

Well, with Q.E.2 ending on June 30th, if 900-chipset boards aren't out by mid-month, or BD benchmarks, I'll just buy Sandy Bridge.
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