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Old 09-05-2005, 04:13 PM   #1
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Default AMD desktops to go Socket M2 H2 2006

Ok, the Socket 939 is drawing it's last breath. What's next? The new Socket M2 introduced by AMD. First some other news. The FX-59, clocked to 3GHz, will ship in Q1 2006. So will a 2.6GHz dual-core Athlon X2, possibly with a 5000+ rating? We'll see.

The first Socket M2 parts will use two cores: Windsor and Orleans, the former is the dual-core version, the latter will be used for single-core products. So we can see dual core and single core for the Socket M2 use. The new interconnect is all about adding support for DDR 2 memory, which the new chips' integrated memory controller will cater for. They will also support Pacifica, AMD's answer to Intel's Virtualisation Technology, and Presidio, the chip maker's upcoming security system, which, again, will be pitched against Intel's LaGrande security technology.

The roadmap points to Athlon 64s clocked at 2.2 and 2.4GHz, with either 512KB or 1MB of on-board L2 cache, yielding model numbers 3500+, 3800+ and 4000+. That suggests AMD will simply replace today's Athlon 64 processors with the new, DDR 2-supporting version. Two M2-based X2s are listed: the 4800+ and the 5000+, clocked at 2.4GHz and 2.6GHz, respectively. The desktop Sempron lineup will shift to Socket M2 before Q3 2006 at the earliest. Q1 2006 should see the arrival of Sempron 3500+ and 3600+ parts, clocked at 2GHz (with 256KB L2) and 2.2GHz (128KB L2), respectively. The following quarter, expect to see 2.2GHz, 256KB L2 Sempron 3700+ parts with Socket 754 and Socket 939 interconnects. Beyond that, Manila will bring M2 to the Sempron line.

On the mobile side, AMD this quarter will shift its low power Semprons to its Roma core, which will debut as the 3300+, clocked at 2GHz with 128KB of L2 a 256KB version that will ship Q1 2006 as the 3400+. Roma versions of existing low power Semprons will also ship this quarter, according to AMD roadmap.

Albany, the standard voltage equivalent of Roma, will appear in mobile Semprons this quarter too, as the 3300+ and 3400+, with 128KB and 256KB of L2, respectively, but the same clock speed, 2GHz. Expect a current generation Mobile Sempron 3300+ to ship first, though, before AMD migrates to Albany, which will reach down to the 3000+ and 3100+ parts.

The roadmap indicates a 2.6GHz Mobile Athlon 64 4000+ will ship later this quarter, as will further ML- and MT-class Turion mobile processors. Expect MT-37 and MT-40, along with ML-40 and ML-42 parts this quarter, with the ML-44 following in Q4. The MT-42 will debut in Q1 2006. Later next year, AMD will offer dual-core Turions based on the upcoming Taylor core.

On the server side, there's nothing on the horizon other than the Opteron 154, 254 and 854, all clocked at 2.8GHz, and due sometime this quarter.
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Very nice... the fx-59... that sounds so crazy... hahaha... intel will be like... what'd we go wrong?
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Old 09-05-2005, 05:30 PM   #3
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Looks like AMD will finally break the 3GHz barrier. Oh man, I can't wait to see this M2 in action. The Turions are also getting a huge boost too as they are also going dual core and higher clock. That's exciting to see.
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Yeah, think about the speed of those babies. When I go to college in 2007, we're talking 4ghz dude... lol... of course, with dual opteron's on the ky8n mobo, we already have 8.8ghz going, but that's altogether... lol...
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DDR2! Whoohoo!

I'm gonna wait till AMD comes out with Quad-Cores instead...then it'll be worth it
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Yeah, this definitely looks good.

But i hope that mobile chips will support DDR2, cause DDR2 consume less power than DDR and will help AMD compete with Intel in the mobile market.
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Anything is possible at this point. I'm just looking forward to seeing all this happen next year.
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Wow looks like some big changes for the future. Finally DDR2!
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Eh... DDR2.. XDR is far better... but oh well.... Besides.. DDR is still very good, despite its high voltage ratings. Geil recently developed a new chip design called TCCD. It allows for 1.5CAS latency on DDR400, 2.0 on DDR500, and 2.5-4-4-7 on DDR600!

4GHz... LMAO! Try... oh I don't know.... 5.8... *cough*
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Yup, I looked it up. You got me hooked on that RAM. It's available at Newegg:

GeIL ONE Series 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) TCCD chips Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820144341

I want those!!! My next system....I never considered Geil until I saw that.
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