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Old March 16, 2011, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by SKYMTL View Post
Honestly, the fact that BD might be backwards compatible with past platforms should be disturbing to people reading this. It basically means BD won't be a significant departure from an architecture that has served AMD for the better part of a decade now. AMD NEEDS a new architecture from the ground up in order to compete and prove to the market that they have what it takes to compete.
From what I understand of this backward compatibility: The BD CPUs will work in these AM3 boards, but will not act with the full features of the new BD architecture. Therefore it is an improvement... just not much of an improvement if you put a BD CPU in an older board.

Originally Posted by Soultribunal View Post
Yes they need a new platform that does not discriminate against the GPU's either.

Nothing makes me more upset then being stuck with one vendor.

Discriminate how? Is that slightly Nvidia's fault for no longer created SLI-capable chipsets? Many users have a GTX580 (single) on AMD boards without issue or performance hit, so i dont know what else you could mean.
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