at present time set aside the dual channel aspect and it comes down to when and how you want your next CPU upgrade.
for me my next upgrade after this last one will be a long time down the road and socket 939 will be better than they are now with better boards and chip sets, or be on there way out. there for I opted to order a socket 754.
dual core FX60 prehaps before AMD use DDR2? thatll be a shame as DDR2 looks promising. on one hand though AMD may not need to change the CPU, the future chipsets may be able to have DDR2 support implemented into them by having an independant controller, unlikely i know but hey you never know whats gonna happen next with new technology.
DDR2 memory usage is sechudled for early to mid 2006 for AMD. Like Evil said, to use the memory AMD would have to design a new memory controller or at least update the curent one, and that's suprisingly difficult/expensive from what I understand. Not like AMD needs it anyway, still kicking butt and taking names on a 400MHz memory bus
Dual core chips will contine to use DDR1 and will also use Socket 939.
yes, i know a little of thtat but what exactly is it that socket 939 means?? i had a similar question about 64 bit, and got a similar response. it took a while to find out exactly what it means, and what it is that i am paying more for, does anyone have a link 2 a site or something that explains the meaning of this, in like how the 939 has anything to do with bits, and data lines???? thanks
The only difference between Socket 754 and 939 is 939 supposrt a dual channel memory bus which provides about an 80% increase in total memory bandwidth. But it offers a very small (less than 10%) difference in performance.
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