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Posted 30 May 2011 - 08:24 AM

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 08:34 AM

:O :)

I don't think the are Phenom II's any more as they are a new architecture and FX is back?

Also on the second page regarding the socket area it says 6 pin and for pin connections when there is only a normal 4 pin cpu connection and a 4 pin unknown?

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 08:54 AM

:O :)

I don't think the are Phenom II's any more as they are a new architecture and FX is back?

Also on the second page regarding the socket area it says 6 pin and for pin connections when there is only a normal 4 pin cpu connection and a 4 pin unknown?


AMD has neither confirmed or denied the new moniker for the 8 cores so it is only speculation at this time. I have heard both Phenom II X8 and Phenom FX so it is only a guess until it is released.

Page 2 was a typo, it is an 8-pin and a 4-pin power connector. The 8-pin still has the half cover on it which is why it looks like 4 and 4. :) I have submitted for a correction fix. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. :thumbsup:

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 08:57 AM

AMD has neither confirmed or denied the new moniker for the 8 cores so it is only speculation at this time. I have heard both Phenom II X8 and Phenom FX so it is only a guess until it is released.

Page 2 was a type it is an 8-pin and a 4-pin power connector. The 8-pin still has the half cover on it which is why it looks like 4 and 4. :)

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The naming scheme I have seen is FX-blah blah blah... Phenom is nice but FX is the King!
So how would you connect 2 different pin types?

Are you disappointed that there was no Bulldozer processor to test it with?

*EDIT* I looked at the second pic and I can see the 8 pin connectors! SOrry for my mistake Posted Image

So what are the two connections on the other side for?

Edited by Dan The Gamer, 30 May 2011 - 08:58 AM.

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 09:07 AM

The naming scheme I have seen is FX-blah blah blah... Phenom is nice but FX is the King!
So how would you connect 2 different pin types?

Are you disappointed that there was no Bulldozer processor to test it with?

*EDIT* I looked at the second pic and I can see the 8 pin connectors! SOrry for my mistake Posted Image

So what are the two connections on the other side for?


IK I can't wait for the Bulldozer chips to come out. I wasn't really disappointed that we did not have them yet because it gave us a chance to focus on the new motherboard chipset alone before diving into the new processor.

The extra power connector is to provide more stable power to the CPU just like we have seen on some of the newer Intel based boards. :)

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 09:12 AM

IK I can't wait for the Bulldozer chips to come out. I wasn't really disappointed that we did not have them yet because it gave us a chance to focus on the new motherboard chipset alone before diving into the new processor.

The extra power connector is to provide more stable power to the CPU just like we have seen on some of the newer Intel based boards. :)


Is that for the 8 core ones? So in comparison to other AM3 mobo's that you tested would you say that this is the best overclocker(even though they can't use TurboCore2.0 or Power Gate?)
I'm sure that we will see reviews on the new processors from ya unless ur specialised in mobos only! Loving the internal USB3.0! Just hope cases start to follow the trend too(by not having mixed connections just number 3...)

Its funny how processors are getting smaller but they use more/same amount of power and produce the same heat... albeit they do get faster

Edited by Dan The Gamer, 30 May 2011 - 09:13 AM.

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 09:24 AM

because it gave us a chance to focus on the new motherboard chipset alone before diving into the new processor.

:withstupid: Whenever possible, you always want to steer clear of introducing any variables into the equation. Testing two new pieces at the same time wouldn't provide that much of a basis.

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:43 AM

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 01:06 PM

This board has me legitimately excited. An AMD chipset that supports both Crossfire and SLI is good news for anyone that wants to go AMD. I wish this had been around when I built my computer. :P

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 06:28 PM

This board has me legitimately excited. An AMD chipset that supports both Crossfire and SLI is good news for anyone that wants to go AMD. I wish this had been around when I built my computer. :P



Ha ha! looks like I've not missed the boat yet... still in the "pre-research" stage of an upgrade LOL :lol:
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Posted 30 May 2011 - 08:41 PM

Does anyone know if this board supports unlocking for the Phenom II X2's and X3's?

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 08:49 PM

Does anyone know if this board supports unlocking for the Phenom II X2's and X3's?

It better for that asking price :whistling:

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