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CMetaphor March 15, 2011 12:30 PM

ASUS to Support Zambezi CPUs on existing AM3 Boards! [TPU]
 
Full article here:
AMD FX Zambezi Processors Compatible with ASUS AM3 Motherboards Using BIOS Update | techPowerUp

Excellent News! AMD platform wins again (In terms of future-proofing) :biggrin:

Damn glad I bought a Crosshair IV Formula now, lol

_dangtx_ March 15, 2011 12:56 PM

from all that was said against it for a ittle while, i have my doubts lol.

if its all it takes, and is pin compatible? wow. probably only for the lower end ones though

maverick_brent March 15, 2011 12:58 PM

I agree with dan..I contemplated going back to amd..and I'd this were true I would have..but of just can't see it being the case

Grampa March 15, 2011 01:01 PM

lol nice!

:clap:

I've also got a CHIV-F (extreme would be CHIVE? :haha: jk jk I digress).

Great news, if indeed it is true.

lowfat March 15, 2011 01:03 PM

I was under the impression that this was not possible.

Grampa March 15, 2011 01:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lowfat (Post 495980)
I was under the impression that this was not possible.


Yeah, I remember reading somewhere that there was some difference in the physical socket/pin configuration.

Everyone who does know more info is under NDA anyway, so we probably wont find out until they are no longer gagged.

Maybe someone who knows can use some code to indicate to us whether it will fit or not.

If you know just post in this thread with... "round hole + square peg"
or something strange like that.:haha:

edit: woohoo 100th post! :bananafunky:

CMetaphor March 15, 2011 02:07 PM

I agree with you guys, and was surprised to see the news as well. But its TPU and they don't often post FUD... so I thought it was worth mentioning here. :haha:

techman95 March 15, 2011 02:14 PM

has any one compared a cross hair formula and say a gigabyte? maybe the formulas socket has a few extra pin holes? worth looking imo:whistle:

_dangtx_ March 15, 2011 02:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by techman95 (Post 496008)
has any one compared a cross hair formula and say a gigabyte? maybe the formulas socket has a few extra pin holes? worth looking imo:whistle:


i doubt it. had a little chippie on me table for a little while but no board(server/workstation) but tahts different, if memory recalls works fine today

ccm001 March 15, 2011 02:38 PM

If this is true, I'll be glad I bought an M4A89GTD PRO!


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