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February 16, 2006 10:22:45 PM

Check it out here:

It looks like MSI's AM2 motherboard is shaping out well. If you've noticed, this board will be the vanilla "Platinum Edition" since it only supports 2 x 8X PCI-e slots for SLI.

The diamond version will feature full 2 x1 6X PCI-e slots and a southbridge for more than 40+ PCI-e lanes, advanced audio, dual gigabit ports (with Nvidias astounding hardware firewall) and more goodies. :D 

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February 16, 2006 10:25:33 PM

thank you so much man its nice having someone like you on the forumz :D  (hey am i on your buddy list cause you are on mine)
February 16, 2006 10:42:18 PM

hey guys

one thing i dont get it is, when am2 comes out will they (AMD) only release athlon 5000+ and fx-62, how about 3XXX and 4XXX athlons.
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February 16, 2006 10:53:13 PM

3xxx are gonna be semprons and single core a64's 4xxx are gonna be dual core and 5xxx is just for the fx-60 rebranded on a new socket
February 16, 2006 11:02:06 PM

Let me correct some things dvdpiddy.

AM2 CPU's:

Athlon 64:

Orleans Core: 90nm & 65nm Variations To Appear
3500+ - 2.333GHz - 512KB L2 Cache
3800+ - 2.500GHz - 512KB L2 Cache
4000+ - 2.500GHz - 1024KB L2 Cache

Athlon 64 X2: 90nm = Windsor Core, 65nm = Brisbane Core

4200+ - 2.333GHz - 512KB L2 Cache Per Core
4600+ - 2.500GHz - 512KB L2 Cache Per Core
4800+ - 2.500GHz - 1024KB L2 Cache Per Core
5000+ - 2.667GHz - 512KB L2 Cache Per Core

Athlon 64 FX: 90nm & 65nm Variations To Appear w/ Cores As X2's

FX-62 - 2.8GHz - Unknown Cache Dual-Core
FX-64 - 3.0GHz - Unknown Cache Dual-Core

I also know the Semprons, but who cares 'bout sempys :p .

From what I gather, the Athlon 64's will utilize DDR2 667 while the FX's and X2's will utilize DDR2 667 & DDR2 800.

~~Mad Mod Mike, pimpin' the world 1 rig at a time
February 17, 2006 12:07:01 AM

Everything you've said is true MadModMike. :wink:
I believe the socket AM2 X2 5000+ will be equivalent to the socket 939 FX-60. (correct me if I'm wrong)
February 17, 2006 12:11:14 AM

thanks MMM, now i am really goin with am2
February 17, 2006 12:28:03 AM

how aint amd gonna stick to even gigahertz increase like b4 200 mhz eachtime and mike you said that the crystal clock is 200 right but thats only for fsb so i think dat da speeds will stay the same 1.6 ghz and up 200 mhz at a time but the fsb will be increased to 333 and how will it sound 2.333 that sucks i hate uneven clock speeds like 1.8673333 like my old xp 2500 and 1.583 like the sempron 2300 man amd please dont go back to uneven clock speeds please and will they make uneven multiplier like 10.5 or 10.3
February 17, 2006 12:32:48 AM

The crystal clock is being bumped from 200 to 333, you can't change the FSB base w/o changing the crystal clock because they are 1 in the same. And those uneven speeds like 2.333Ghz is take from 7.5 and 8.5 multipliers, but a multi of .3 is unlikely, not to mention wouldn't seem probable.

~~Mad Mod Mike, pimpin' the world 1 rig at a time
February 17, 2006 12:32:50 AM

I've posted something like that a good while ago.
It's really nice to see how Socket AM2 boards are shaping out. Asus and MSI are my best recommended brands for motherboards.
February 17, 2006 12:35:30 AM

There he is!!! :wink:
February 17, 2006 12:35:55 AM

i told ye he wasnt 9 inch