Your Ad Here Your Ad Here
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: New AM2 socket

  1. #1
    Virtualbody1234's Avatar Forum Star BT Rep: +2
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    11,497
    The AM2 based motherboards and CPUs have started to appear.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ice=&maxPrice=

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ice=&maxPrice=



    Check out this article: http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/05/...nvents_itself/


    So far I'm not impressed by the pricing nor the performance. Memory performance isn't what I expected.
    Last edited by Virtualbody1234; 05-26-2006 at 07:46 PM.

  2. Software & Hardware   -   #2
    clocker's Avatar Shovel Ready
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    15,388
    The platform will probably only gain viability (especially for those of us already on a decent s939 setup) when low latency DDR2 or even better, DDR3, becomes available.

    Even so, it looks like the upcoming Intel Conroe series might be top dog this cycle.

    We'll all have a better idea come next Sept./Oct. I'll bet.
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

  3. Software & Hardware   -   #3
    bigdawgfoxx's Avatar Big Dawg
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Texas
    Age
    29
    Posts
    3,833
    Man, I didnt know these things were coming out so fast. I work at a PC store and a lot of people ask when DDR2 will make it to amd boards. Those CPUs dont look very appealing either..

    I also read up on toms hardware about the Pentium 805D that will easily reach 4Ghz stable on air cooling...and beat the FX57 in several benchmarks...for onlly $125 that is increadible!
    Last edited by bigdawgfoxx; 05-27-2006 at 05:52 AM.
    [SIZE=1]AMD 4200 X2 @ 2.65Ghz, ASRock 939-VSTA
    1.75GB PC3200, 2 X 160GB Seagate w/ 8MB Buffer
    HIS Radeon X800 Pro, Antec Super Lanboy Aluminum

  4. Software & Hardware   -   #4
    clocker's Avatar Shovel Ready
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    15,388
    Quote Originally Posted by bigdawgfoxx
    I work at a PC store and a lot of people ask when DDR2 will make it to amd boards.
    A lot of people?
    Most of my customers don't even know what RAM is nevermind that there are different kinds.

    "It's part of the modem, right?"
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

  5. Software & Hardware   -   #5
    Chewie's Avatar Chew E. Bakke
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    4,883
    Quote Originally Posted by clocker
    Quote Originally Posted by bigdawgfoxx
    I work at a PC store and a lot of people ask when DDR2 will make it to amd boards.
    A lot of people?
    Most of my customers don't even know what RAM is nevermind that there are different kinds.

    "It's part of the modem, right?"
    I despair at customer terms like:
    "I downloaded it off the CD" meaning I installed it
    "Windows tells me I haven't got enough memory" meaning the hard drive's full up
    "Windows keeps fucking up" meaning I've been surfing for pr0n and downloaded all sorts of shit

    That reminds me, I have an HP box in the car boot that needs looking at.
    There isn't a bargepole long enough for me to work on [a Sony Viao] - clocker 2008

  6. Software & Hardware   -   #6
    suprafreak6's Avatar Suprafreak6 is Back!
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    -=U.S.A=-
    Posts
    2,450
    yeah, i dont work at a pc store, but people ask me all sorts of questions, and what they are thinking is that a computer is almost a magical box that connects you to this screen...when you open up their computer...WOW thats a computer?
    Must be a mirage...
    im like wtf...
    anyways this AM2 thing looks like its probably gonna blow over as fast as a gust of wind...

  7. Software & Hardware   -   #7
    bigdawgfoxx's Avatar Big Dawg
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Texas
    Age
    29
    Posts
    3,833
    ok well maybe not a LOT, but there are quiet a few that know about computers..somewhat
    [SIZE=1]AMD 4200 X2 @ 2.65Ghz, ASRock 939-VSTA
    1.75GB PC3200, 2 X 160GB Seagate w/ 8MB Buffer
    HIS Radeon X800 Pro, Antec Super Lanboy Aluminum

  8. Software & Hardware   -   #8
    Not 2 excited about AM2, at all.
    I guess we'll have to wait for K8L to get some interesting news about AMD.
    For the few months coming, seems like this "Marylin Conroe Intel Inside" will be the one to beat...
    Just hope Intel's leadership doesn't go further than a few months and that AMD can get something competitive, otherwise, we'll be sailing down on the high cost CPU sea. Hey, even AMD learned how to settle you back quite a punch when they are on the top.

  9. Software & Hardware   -   #9
    Seedler's Avatar T__________________T
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    4,644
    AM2.

    I'll wait liek at least another year or so before considering it.
    Biostar XE T5
    i5-750 @ 4.0 GHZ stable (CM Hyper 212)
    2 x 2GB Cosair XMS3 DDR3 1600MHZ
    Radeon 5850 @ 866/1254MHZ
    Intel X25-M in RAID 0
    WD Caviar Black 2TB in RAID 0
    3 x Asus 25.5" VW266H LCD [Eyefinity]

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •