Some MSI mobos will support Bulldozer, too

— 9:32 AM on April 5, 2011

The list of current AMD motherboards that will accommodate Bulldozer-based processors later this year has just grown a little bit. MSI has revealed that three of its motherboards will feature "full compatibility" with Socket AM3+ processors after a simple BIOS update.

The boards in question are the 890FXA-GD70, 890FXA-GD65, and 890GXM-G65. MSI lists the BIOS versions required for AM3+ support on the announcement page, and it says future shipments of the three boards will come with the necessary BIOS versions out of the box—you know, in case you're thinking of setting up an AMD rig now and tossing in a Zambezi CPU in a few months.

MSI isn't the first motherboard maker to pull this off, of course. Last month, Asus said five of its current boards will also support Socket AM3+ processors after a BIOS flash. In both cases, we're looking at a handful of offerings based on AMD's relatively upscale 890FX and 890GX chipsets.

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