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
>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:
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.
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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....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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