The Tech Report on AM-2
Subject: Processors | June 1, 2006 - 02:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
4 AM-2 processors take on 3 P5s and 3 socket 939s, in a 17 page review at The Tech Report. Everything from the new memory controller to sheer speed is compared, so grab a fresh pot of coffee and get comfortable.
"AMD HAS REAPED tremendous benefits from integrating a memory controller into the Athlon 64. Bringing
the memory interface one step closer to the CPU has minimized a persistent performance bottleneck in
modern microprocessors, and that's part of the reason the Athlon 64 has been performing
backboard-shattering dunks over the heads of Pentiums with regularity since late 2003. The quickness
and towering vertical leap came at a cost, however: AMD gained responsibility for managing the memory
interface for its processors. That responsibility is why we are gathered here today--to take a look at
AMD's new Socket AM2 processors that incorporate a revamped memory controller capable of talking with
the industry's emerging PC memory standard, DDR2."
Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:
Conroe: First Look at Core 2 Extreme @ ExtremeTech
- Data Transfer Rate between the Cores in Dual-Core Processors @ X-bit Labs
- AMD 5000+ and FX62 support
socket 939 shocker @ The Inquirer
interactive AMD Athlon 64 product ID guide version 2.1 @ OC Inside
- Processor Heaven @
- Microprocessor History, Part
3 [The Final Installment] @ BTX Form Factor Info
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