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Will AMD’s Bulldozer processor work on the AM3 based motherboard.


Q. Will AMD’s Bulldozer processor work on the AM3 based motherboard.

According to the information available, the bulldozer processor requires AM3+ based motherboard. Motherboard manufacturers including ASUS has readied the AMD’s 8 Series based motherboards.

According to ASUS the existing AM3 based motherboards may also work for the latest processors

Here is what Asus says

Current owners of an AM3-based board* will make their AMD 8-Series motherboards compatible with the latest AM3+ CPUs with a simple BIOS** update from the official ASUS website.

http://event.asus.com/2011/mb/AM3_PLUS_Ready/

MSI is also providing similar support for its AM3 motherboards. The existing motherboard will require the BIOS update

http://event.msi.com/mb/am3+/

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  1. AMD Fan
    May 18th, 2011 at 17:27 | #1

    I think a newer AM3+ motherboard will be a better choice rather than upgrading BIOS on AM3 board. The reason – the newer motherboard will have latest chipset and will support higher memory clock rate. The new motherboards will also likely support the HyperTransport 3.1 which older may not. In other words the AM3+ motherboard will be faster…just my 2 cents.

  2. Alex
    May 27th, 2011 at 22:40 | #2

    The AM3+ motheboards will be expensive, but the investment may be worth. I will go with the AM3+ motherboards.

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