Socket 939 vs. Socket AM2
The Inquirer reports this morning that AMD has decided to keep the same clock frequencies for both Socket 939 and Socket AM2 variants of the same cores. The Socket AM2 platform will be introduced with a new Athlon 64 FX-62 as the flagship part. Armed with a new memory controller to support DDR-II and a healthy additional 200MHz compared with the FX-60, we should be seeing some strong performance numbers from the boys in green. With a launch date not far from now, we will soon be able to see first hand how how smooth AMD's transition to the new socket will be and how prepared they are for Intel's new Core 2 architecture.