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socket 939, upgrade to dual core in future?

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February 21, 2005 1:17:55 AM

does any one know if amd is going to offer dual core in the 939 socket?
i`m looking to upgrade to a 939 socket MB, for future hopes of upgradability. the board does offer sli video which gives me some leeway there, but i was also hoping the cpu had some expandability
February 21, 2005 1:46:56 AM

Though we don't know for SURE, the word is out that they will--I'm certainly hoping they do.

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February 21, 2005 2:51:19 AM

If they were going to change sockets, a new chipset would be required. None of the usual suspects have said anything, so, I would guess not.
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February 21, 2005 4:07:35 AM

I've read some rumors in the Inquirer, few months ago. They said that Dual Core A64 and Opteron won't use Socket 939 or 940. Both will require a new socket.

Nothing is certain at this moment.

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February 21, 2005 12:42:30 PM

>I've read some rumors in the Inquirer, few months ago. They
>said that Dual Core A64 and Opteron won't use Socket 939 or
>940. Both will require a new socket.

Definately untrue. AMD has already showed plenty of dual core samples running on existing S940 boards and requiring only a BIOS update. opteron servers are being sold as "dual core ready". Here it is straight from AMD themselves:
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Dual-core AMD Opteron processors can be inserted into existing 940-pin sockets on the 90nm process technology (95W/80A) with a BIOS update, saving time and costs while increasing performance and value.

source: <A HREF="http://www.amd.com/us-en/0,,3715_11787,00.html" target="_new">http://www.amd.com/us-en/0,,3715_11787,00.html&lt;/A>

For S939 (athlon FX), nothing has officially been said AFAIK, but considering how similar S940 and S939 are, I would be most surprised if future dual Athlon FXs would require another socket. The market for such cpu's is way too small to warrant a specific socket anyhow.

What you have most likely read, is an article about the next generation AMD chip (be it K9 or K10), or DDR2 capable chips that will require a new socket, but there is no way AMD will release chips in a couple of months with no motherboards or announcements appearing anywhere today to support them.

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February 22, 2005 2:09:44 PM

look at the new article on toms
concerning the new intels

i think amd has their stuff together better than intel
so hopefully their dual cores will be 939 pin

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February 22, 2005 2:13:30 PM

....thanks? The THG article says nothing new. We know AMD can release an S939 chip as it has S940s ready, but will they? Probably. They might want to push the workstation/server market for awhile with the S940 and then release socket M2 and use the desktop dual core to drive that.

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February 22, 2005 2:21:35 PM

well in intels case they need new MB to run the newer chips
but like i said before i think amd has a much better view of the future and has their act together much more than intel does

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