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.

The Socket AM2 offerings come from top to bottom, starting with Semprons and going all the way to Athlon 64 FX-62. Priced at $349, the 4000+ CPU offers 2.0 GHz clock with 1MB of L2 cache per core, which will bring smiles to the faces of many enthusiasts.


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