I wonder what are those new features, though? We know turbo core is an existing feature and once it's setup by BIOS the CPU takes care of the rest, so it shouldn't affect socket compatibility. Maybe additional or faster HT links? PCIe? More power planes? ......
just an example..ok!?http://www.asus.com/ProductGroup2.aspx? ... Q4oSEtSu5m
* Intel LGA1156 Platform / Intel® H57 Express Chipset
* ASUS Hybrid Technology
* ASUS TurboV EVO
* ASUS GPU Boost
* T.Probe Technology for Active Cooling
* ASUS 12 Hybrid Phase*
(* 12 Hybrid Phase = 8+3 Phase x T.Probe)
* Support Intel® Graphics with H57/H55 Chipset
the same for AMD series... and better IMO... turbo unlocker
.. core unlocker
Unlock the Potential, Turbocharge your Performance!
* Turbo Unlocker — On Demand Real Time CPU Boost
* Core Unlocker — Intelligently Unlocks True Core Performance
* Turbo Key II — Switch on the Potential, Turn up the Performance!
* GPU Boost — Instant iGPU Level Up!
* TurboV EVO — Ultimate O.C. Processor
* USB 3.0 support
from http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=e ... templete=2
ASUS Power Solutions
- 8+2 Phase Power Design
- ASUS EPU
botom line: turbo might not be the cause... neither power gating!... Asus turbo unlocker actually surpasses the original one for "thuban" most probably by "programing" the power microcontroller for more push!...
It even has the possibility of unlocking a core in those 3 core CPUs.... for a full 4 core CPU(many had sucess)
power planes isn't the cause either, this boards implement more that the ones needed for the CPU... and the socket is AM3 (+)... physically the same socket with the same pins!... or no!? (it must, either wise AM3 CPUs wouldn't work on them)
I wouldn't be surprised if we could see yet a version of Asus AM3 with "BD unlocker"
just a thought...
One question i have... i'm not really a fun of OC.. if we OC a thuban with the "FS HT" frequency.. not the multiplier because the chip is not an unlocked BE... we lose the possibility of "cool n' quiet" ?
.. that is the CPU will never "throttle" down while with this OC ?