Motherboards will need BIOS update for new Athlon 64

By Derek Sooman on March 24, 2005, 4:05 PM
AMD has confirmed that to support AMD Athlon 64 processors revision E motherboards will need a BIOS update. The new CPUs, which contain many enhancements including SSE3 support, should not present any other obstacles, however.

"Mainboards need fresh BIOS revisions to support the new revisions of AMD Athlon processors. The new rev parts are 90nm, with SSE3 support, and a few tweaks to the memory controller and a different OPN." - AMD’s spokesman Damon Muzny.

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xandork said:
so. AMD is still better then Microsoft. I still have a working AMD P233 at home for my firewall running *nix non-stop since Nov 12, 2001. It has more time logged then any other living running computer I have ever seen. Intel would have died under my abuse, I know. They have, time and again. Oh *AND* they are cheaper.
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