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Old 08-27-2006, 01:35 AM   #1
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Socket AM3 in 2007
http://www.nordichardware.com/news,3427.html

Now I hear rumor of AMD's dissapointing transition to make 65nm process work. They have to increase the voltage to as high as 1.62V to get the clock speed they want. Doesn't look good when compared to Intel's 1.3V. I guess it's all about performance per watt these days.
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well i guess in 2007 ill be upgrading to a mobo with pci-express, a better processor, and ddr3 ram
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Ok, maby after the AM3 is out, that should be it for a while. Like socket 754 came out than socket 939 came out and lasted for a while.. That is what they should do with AM2 and AM3 and that is it!
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Old 08-27-2006, 01:42 AM   #4
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.....and also Nvidia's like releasing 3 new video cards: GeForce 7100GS, 7900GS and 7950GT. Man, when will this end? They need to stop. I guess Dell was like the only company that sold the 7900GS with it's systems, but they were never made available to retail until now.
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Yea its going to fast. Like yes, amd needs to upgrade there socket anyway but am3 with DDR3, man the timmings are like 5-9-9-15 lol (maby lower). But I think they should stop after this, Am2 and AM3 socket and that is it for a while
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Default Re: Socket AM3 and DDR3?

I aggree 100%

I am an AMD fanboy, but this is upserd! They need to make a socket that can support fast chips with low wattage and stick with it, not revise and release a difforet socket every 6 months.
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Ok, maby after the AM3 is out, that should be it for a while. Like socket 754 came out than socket 939 came out and lasted for a while.. That is what they should do with AM2 and AM3 and that is it!
Yeah, AMD has a tendency to keep switching sockets. First they came out with Socket 754 which lasted no longer than two years, then came Socket 939 and Sokcet 940 which was around for two to three years, and now it's AM2. Meanwhile, Intel has been using Socket 478 for the Northwood, Gallatin and early Prescott cores, and the latest transition was to Socket T (LGA775) for the Prescott, Smithfield, Presler, Conroe and Kentsfield.

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.....and also Nvidia's like releasing 3 new video cards: GeForce 7100GS, 7900GS and 7950GT. Man, when will this end? They need to stop. I guess Dell was like the only company that sold the 7900GS with it's systems, but they were never made available to retail until now.
Heh, those three cards will do nothing. I would rather see NVIDIA devote all their attention to G80 and it's wellbeing, rather than seeing them half-ass it and cover their asses with three other cards. They're becoming like ATI now...with all those useless names for cards that are simply the same cards but modified for a different price range.
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Yeah, AMD has a tendency to keep switching sockets. First they came out with Socket 754 which lasted no longer than two years, then came Socket 939 and Sokcet 940 which was around for two to three years, and now it's AM2. Meanwhile, Intel has been using Socket 478 for the Northwood, Gallatin and early Prescott cores, and the latest transition was to Socket T (LGA775) for the Prescott, Smithfield, Presler, Conroe and Kentsfield.
yea, I still like how Intel are sticking with there 775 socket for the new cpus.
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Actually, Intel will be making some changes too starting later next year. They will add new chipsets that will support DDR3 as well. Looks like we'll be seeing DDR3 going mainstream one year from today. Someething about Bearlake-X chipset. It's suppose to have support for 2nd gen PCI-e, 2x16X PCI-e graphics, DDR3 running at 1333 speed, and Quad core support.
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AMD is supposed to release Socket F for servers...but this news is old..so I rusted.
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Actually, Intel will be making some changes too starting later next year. They will add new chipsets that will support DDR3 as well. Looks like we'll be seeing DDR3 going mainstream one year from today. Someething about Bearlake-X chipset. It's suppose to have support for 2nd gen PCI-e, 2x16X PCI-e graphics, DDR3 running at 1333 speed, and Quad core support.
Yeah, the Bearlake chipset supports DDR3. Don't expect to see that and DDR3 for a while though...even though Samsung has working samples, it'll be a while before it becomes widespread and recognized.
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Just the idea of DDR3 is incredible and new PCI-e specs. Makes me feel old. They hope to get it out late next year, possibly fall or winter? Man, that would be something. Still a long, long wait.
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Lol, I'm still excited about DDR2. I hope to get a Conroe build in my next comp.
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So if AMD makes Am3 for servers than that should be it for a while!
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AM3?? kill me!

i'll have 939 for a while
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AM3?? kill me!

i'll have 939 for a while
yep. Life sucks with computers. First week it was Am2 next week AM3
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So if AMD makes Am3 for servers than that should be it for a while!
Nah, it'll be Socket F for Opterons for a while.

I'm going to stay with Socket 939 for a bit, meanwhile save some money with some cheapo dual-cores.
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Default Re: Socket AM3 and DDR3?

Even with all these new technology coming out, it's not like our current PC configs are completely useless. It meets the system requirements for most programs out there. I think once we see min system requirements calling for dual core, or whatever, then we can invest in another new system.
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Socket F is already out http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131038
Pretty damn good deal, you dont find many 300 buck dually mobos anymore. And DDR3 will not be great in the beginning compared to DDR2, just like DDR2 and DDR. But over time it will get better. BTW, GDDR4 has CAS latencies of 15, yes 15.
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Socket F is already out http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131038
Pretty damn good deal, you dont find many 300 buck dually mobos anymore. And DDR3 will not be great in the beginning compared to DDR2, just like DDR2 and DDR. But over time it will get better. BTW, GDDR4 has CAS latencies of 15, yes 15.
ah got to love those big timmings
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