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Midway through next year AMD will roll out AM2+ which will feature HT3.0 and other improvements and will be optimized for their K8L processors. AM2+ processors will work in the current AM2 motherboards, but at diminished power.
    
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Originally Posted by RonindeBeatrice View Post
Midway through next year AMD will roll out AM2+ which will feature HT3.0 and other improvements and will be optimized for their K8L processors. AM2+ processors will work in the current AM2 motherboards, but at diminished power.
I thought I heard AMD will start using DDR3 ram (unable to use that on AM2) or am I wrong.
Anyway, socket 939 still performs as well as, if not better than the AM2 we have today at far cheaper hardware prices!
IT SURELY DOESN'T PAY FOR ME TO GO OUT AND SELL MY 939 FOR AN AM2!!!!!
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or if ur looking for max power just kick up a C2D the 1.8Ghz one..I hear its an overclocking beast..
You heard right. Currently at 3.4ghz with 1.35V
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wow 1.8GHz to 3.4GHz on a C2D *smashes current pc to get the insurance money*
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Show me a review where a 939 out preforms a AM2, The chips are almost identical and the memory bandwidth on an AM2 is far superior to a 939, it would be foolish to build a 939 vs a AM2. Benches have shown the AM2 boards are able to get over 10/GB per second which 939 cannot do.
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Buy Core 2 Duo if you've got the money, 939 if you don't. Better buy those 939 OPtys fast, though, because they're discontinued now. AM2 is just a socket AMD used to catch up as far as memory goes. You can get a KILLER 939 mobo, CPU and RAM combo capable of running games just as fast as AM2, and possibly hit 3 GHz, for like $400. It's the way to go for low price solutions.
    
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