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They better support AM2 if they want me moneyz!
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AMD has stated in several presentations that the chips should be backwards compatible. Let's hope they don't change their mind. The newer sockets bring better power saving features and more bandwidth. The big question here is if the quad-cores will be bottlenecked by the slower Hypertansport of AM2 vs. the faster Hypertransport of AM2+. AM3 brings support for DDR3 but that isn't going to be released until later next year, so don't bother waiting for it. Plus, the first generation of DDR3 is going to be performing worse than DDR2, so another reason to hold off on AM3.
    
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Originally Posted by t4ct1c47 View Post
Barcelona is being implemented as a multi-chip module (twin socket motherboard). I'm guessing that the home desktop versions might come in a single socket format but even then there's no firm guarantee that they'll work on current AM2 motherboards.
i love the idea of a twin socket motherboard! as it is, i dont understand how cooling is being kept down with dual core. ive got a 3600+ bris that is polished as well as a Big Typhoon thats polished and im having a little trouble keeping temps down at full load.
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i love the idea of a twin socket motherboard! as it is, i dont understand how cooling is being kept down with dual core. ive got a 3600+ bris that is polished as well as a Big Typhoon thats polished and im having a little trouble keeping temps down at full load.
Nah, screw dual socket motherboards. I'm keeping my DFI Lanparty for the next 3 years at least. Upgrading to AM2+ CPU on this thing and if AM3 isn't compatible... well, I'll just get like Geforce 10
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