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Old 07-11-2006, 06:49 PM   #1
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Default AMD Cutting again

http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=3235

I don't understand why AMD just doesn't cut 478, 754, 940 and some of the lower end 939. They are basically cutting out everything besides AM2 which in my mind is a total mistake. Not so soon. Give it 6 months or even a year!

What do you think?
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Old 07-12-2006, 12:03 AM   #2
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Socket 478 is Intel. They're EOL'ing Sockets 754, 989 and 940 because they want people to transition over to Socket AM2 and Socket F. No need to fret though, the process is very slow right now. Only the low end single-core processors are getting EOL'ed.
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Old 07-12-2006, 12:22 AM   #3
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how long u guys think AM2 will be 'good' for
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Who knows. AM2 will be forward compatible with AM3 processors, so that's a good thing, but you need a BIOS update. AM3 sockets won't be backwards compatible however, so it's kinda weird.
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thats good, i guess, until u switch to AM3, but i guess we'll have AM2 systems for a few years
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basically am2 is a poor excuse for a completely new platform that should be as big as what conroe promises. SO amd has to cover its ass by giving price cuts, and trying to maintain profits, or stop them from declining.
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Default Re: AMD Cutting again

Yea, I just really hate to see 939 go

And AM2 socket isn't what i'd call a wonderful new invention to the computer industry. But then again i'm switching to AM2 again.
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It's not supposed to be. I don't know why everyone is being so negative about it. The fact is, until AMD releases a new architecture for AM2, you won't notice much of a performance increase, if any at all. AM2 is purely to help transition their whole product line over to DDR2. Becides, now that DDR2 is becoming more widespread, it's becoming cheaper than DDR, which means it'll be worthwhile to go with AM2 anyways.
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Default Re: AMD Cutting again

I understand that, its why I will be going to a AM2 board anyways.
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does anyone know the projected date/year for the release of AM3?
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