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AT CEBIT we came across a few people mentioning the next AMD socket called, wait for it, AM3.

If you can't figure it out, it is the successor to AM2, and it supports DDR3 while AMD does DDR2. If you look at AMD's future chips, you can see that Santa Rosa does DDR2 and Cerebus does FBD, so that would put AM3 on Deerhound.
http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=30617
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Oh great, another new socket lol.
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Any projected time range for when this is coming out?
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Intel and AMD alike chose some of the oddest names for their processors. How do they come up with these? Draw them from a hat?
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Intel and AMD alike chose some of the oddest names for their processors. How do they come up with these? Draw them from a hat?
A Hat!??! Well I am dissappointed, I thought they would draw them from a pencil?
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draw them from a RAM haha
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Sounds to me that AMD is following in the footsteps of Intel with these socket changes every year.
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LOL-Anything you read on that site should be taken with a grain of salt. It's like listening to a 4 year old talk about their dad's imaginary Ferrari.

Anyways...ddr3 is due out in 2008. It's a little early to worry about it.

http://www.amdcompare.com/techoutlook/

^^Click on platforms.

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DDR3 Memory
DDR3 is the next evolutionary step in DRAM technology. DDR3 is designed to offer users higher memory bandwidth compared to DDR2. Anticipated interface speeds are 1066MHz, 1333MHz and 1600MHz. DDR3 also operates at a lower voltage (1.5V) than DDR2 (1.8V), offering lower power. AMD, along with its infrastructure partners, plans to incorporate and support DDR3 technology in 2008.
     
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Originally Posted by pauldovi
Intel and AMD alike chose some of the oddest names for their processors. How do they come up with these? Draw them from a hat?

I figure they would use a random name generator.

Does AMD have a design facility in Santa Rosa, CA? That could make sense......Cerebus, well, maybe they wanted to go biblical.....I have no idea on Deerhound.......a bus that hit a deer maybe?

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Well MS used ski resorts for a while, AMD used cities

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microso...dows_NT_family
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