My friend has a Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P motherboard (AM3+ socket) with an older 760G/SB710 chipset. He was given (!) and wants to install an FX-4300 processor in it. Will he loose a lot of the newer chip's speed because the older chipset?
Good point. But I assumed they just hadn't updated their page since the Vishera came out. If you notice, all BIOS versions are listed as F1 on that page. But, when you go to the BIOS downloads for that board, they are up to version F3. And the updates involve updating the CPU AGESA which, to my understanding, is responsible for recognizing processor cores, memory, and H/T versions.
No, my original question (scroll up) was whether or not the older chipset would hinder performance of the FX-4300. We got side-tracked with the other issue. Some folks say the 2nd gen FX needs the 900 series chipset to perform its best. Others say not so. I just wanted the opinion of the folks here at Tom's.
I'm not up to full speed (ha ha) on motherboards, but I think the real difference is lower HT speeds. From what I know it shouldn't make a large difference. It's not going to cost him anything so update bios if needed and do it. You can always run benchmarks and see how much slower it is.