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sockets???

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by jmahoney, 4 Aug 2006.

  1. jmahoney

    Gangster

    Joined: 16 May 2005

    Posts: 470

    Location: the hood

    Hi,

    I am looking to buy a new AMD processor and motherboard.
    As long as both the motherboard and processor sockets match does it make any difference if I get a am2 939 etc? :p
     
  2. Zefan

    Don

    Joined: 15 Jan 2006

    Posts: 30,894

    Location: Tosche Station

    AM2 and 939 are identical in performance, however AM2 motherboards require DDR2 instead of standard DDR. There wont be any 939 chips developed again, whereas AM2 will have new chips brought out for a while (Although probably not longer than about 8 months). In my opinion either buy 939 now and save yourself a lot of money due to the pricecuts or buy Conroe, AM2 simply isn't worth it.