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Old October 11, 2012, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by frontier204 View Post
On a similar note, if there's no Vishera-specific motherboard, how will you know if the motherboard you get for a Vishera has the correct BIOS revision to accept the new CPU if you don't have an existing AM3 to flash with?
990FX + Bulldozer = BIOS update possible (already AM3+ compliant)

990FX + AM3 Phenom, Athlon, etc. = BIOS update possible (has an AM3 processor installed)

Buy new 990FX board w/o update Piledriver microcode = Will boot into BIOS due to Bulldozer compatibility.

The main thing to remember is that ALL Bulldozer-capable boards will support Piledriver. The microcode update is simply to ensure optimal performance.
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