AMD Piledriver Tags: CPUs AMD Gigabyte Last response: December 24, 2012 12:14 AM in CPUs Share cammyk123 December 22, 2012 2:35:04 PM I am going to buy the new AMD FX Piledriver 4100 and don't know what board to get with it, got one here but not to sure, any help? Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 http://www.dabs.com/products/gigabyte-ga-970a-ud3-am3--... More about : amd piledriver knightdog56 a b à CPUs December 22, 2012 3:10:41 PM I think you might like this one better, GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard rds1220 a c 141 à CPUs a b À AMD December 22, 2012 3:19:33 PM Ah the FX 4100 is Bulldozer the 4300 is Piledriver. Which one are you getting? Considering how bad Bulldozer performed and the fact that it even got beaten by the older Phenom II that it was suppose to replace I wouldn't bother with Bulldozer. Related resources Advantages i7 3770k or AMD FX 8350 Piledriver - Forum Overclocking my AMD Piledriver FX-8350 - Forum Will my mob support the AMD FX 8350 Black Edition 8 Core Processor Piledriver - Forum AMD Piledriver rumours ... and expert conjecture - Forum Where can I find a good mechanical keyboard? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Lokordd December 22, 2012 3:24:53 PM The gigabyte board is a nice board, I have one myself. As far as the proc. rds is right, I would go with the 4300 also. Basically same price and better performance! Kamen_BG a b à CPUs a b À AMD December 22, 2012 3:26:51 PM The motherboard you chose is great but i strongly advise you to NOT buy the FX 4100. Buy this CPU instead. http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B002SRQ214/?tag=pcp0f-21 It's faster, cheaper and overall a lot better. cammyk123 December 23, 2012 1:52:21 AM thanks for all your help, but was also wondering about the BIOS updates I would have to do if I DID buy a piledriver? rds1220 a c 141 à CPUs a b À AMD December 23, 2012 3:53:57 AM It depends on your motherboard. If the motherboard doesnt support Piledriver out of the box you will need a Phenom II or Athlon II to get the computer to boot so you can flash the BIOS. cammyk123 December 23, 2012 10:53:26 AM So what motherboards would support Piledriver out of the box? rds1220 a c 141 à CPUs a b À AMD December 23, 2012 2:59:40 PM cammyk123 said:So what motherboards would support Piledriver out of the box? The one you posted the link to in your first post will accept Bulldozer and Piledriver out of the box. jerry6 a b à CPUs December 23, 2012 3:55:02 PM cammyk123 said:I am going to buy the new AMD FX Piledriver 4100 and don't know what board to get with it, got one here but not to sure, any help? Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 http://www.dabs.com/products/gigabyte-ga-970a-ud3-am3--... Skip that CPU , it's a dog , and for boards try this . http://www.dabs.com/products/asrock-990fx-extreme3-am3-... cammyk123 December 24, 2012 12:14:24 AM Thanks for the advice and i'm going to get that mobo you said an an AMD Phenom ii x4 965 BE Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources AMD kills off Kaveri; Piledriver the end (rumor) Forum [Solved] I5 2500k / 3570k vs AMD Piledriver FX-6300 / FX-8350 Forum Will my mob support the AMD FX 8350 Black Edition 8 Core Processor Piledriver Forum AMD Steamroller speculation... and expert conjecture Forum Shoot for AMD 8150 or wait till PileDriver? Forum AMD Piledriver release date? Forum Amd Piledriver FX-8350 and amd steamroller release dates? Forum Wait for Intel's Haswell, or get AMD's Piledriver? Forum Some details of AMD Piledriver CPUs Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !