AMD Socket AM2 platform tested

Posted on Wednesday, February 22 2006 @ 1:04 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Tom's Hardware Guide today published the first preview of AMD's upcoming Socket AM2 platform which features DDR2 memory support.
In order to make the new platform more attractive, AMD cannot sit back and rely on the expected attractiveness of 1 and 2 GB DDR2 DIMM pricing. It needs higher memory speed in order to provide additional performance value, while maintaining lower speed DDR2 as an option for budget computers based on the Sempron. Although the June 6 launch will be somewhat late, it still is within the projected Q2 time frame, and would allow the launch to go hand-in-hand with a good DDR2-800 memory supply. Let's also not forget that Intel is going to introduce DDR2-800 support at around the same time as well...
You can read it over here.

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