AM2 early preview
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 11, 2006 - 12:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AnandTech has a very early preview of socket AM2. Right now the big thing holding it back from the market is a lack of chipset and BIOS support, though the chip itself is somewhat immature as well. This, the second preview, shows some improvements over the first, but is it enough to displace s939?
"That brings us to today; we're now in the month of April, with less than two months before AMD's
official unveiling of its Socket-AM2 platform at Computex in June, and yes we have a brand new
spin of AM2 silicon here to test. We should note that it's not all AMD that's been holding AM2
performance behind. The motherboard makers have of course gone through their fair share of board
revisions, not to mention the various chipset revisions that have changed performance as well.
Regardless, according to internal AMD documents, AM2 CPUs are going to start being sold to
distributors starting next month, leaving very little time for significant changes to the CPU to
impact performance. We feel that now is as good of a time to preview AM2 performance and put
things into perspective as we're likely to get before the official launch."
Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:
- The VIA
C7-M ULV, in depth @ VIA Arena
Core Duo: ASUS N4L-VM and the Intel T2600 @ ExtremeTech
- AMD Athlon FX-60 vs. X2
3800+ - Game Performance Compared @ TweakTown
- New AMD Sempron 2600 SKT
754 @ Ultimate Hardware