msi amd bulldozer MSI announces motherboards with full AMD Socket AM3+ compatibility

MSI has announced a list of its current Socket AM3-based motherboards that will be fully compatible with AMD's upcoming Socket AM3+ multi-core processors. By upgrading the BIOS, users will be able to experience the full performance of the (Bulldozer) AM3+ processors without spending a single cent. A table of compatible motherboards and corresponding BIOS versions after the break.

msi amd bulldozer MSI announces motherboards with full AMD Socket AM3+ compatibility

MSI has announced a list of its current Socket AM3-based motherboards that will be fully compatible with AMD's upcoming Socket AM3+ multi-core processors. By upgrading the BIOS, users will be able to experience the full performance of the (Bulldozer) AM3+ processors without spending a single cent.

The new Socket AM3+ processors will bring more cores than what the AMD Phenom II line offers, as well as a larger L3 cache and support for more memory. Fabricated using the 32nm processor, these new processors will offer better electrical and thermal specifications than its predecessors.

Apart from upgrading BIOSes on existing Socket AM3 products, MSI will publish Socket AM3+-ready BIOS versions (of supporting motherboards) on their website so that end-users can prepare their machines for the new processors.

 

The following is a list of motherboards (and BIOSes, if ready) that will support the new AMD Socket AM3+ processors.

Motherboard model Chipset BIOS
890FXA-GD70 AMD 890FX A7640AMS.190
890FXA-GD65 AMD 890FX A7640AMS.I20
890FXM-G65 AMD 890GX A7640AMS.1A0
880GMA-E55 AMD 880G  
880GMA-E45 AMD 880G  
880GMA-E35 AMD 880G  
880GMS-E35 AMD 880G  
870A-G54 AMD 870  
870S-G54 AMD 870  
870A-G46 AMD 870  
870S-G46 AMD 870  
870-C45 AMD 770  
760GM-E51 AMD 760G  
760GM-P33 AMD 760G  

 

* BIOSes for the other boards will be released in the near future.

 

Reference: MSI Press Release