AMD Catches Up in Technology and Shoots Out in Performance

Posted on Wednesday, May 24 2006 @ 15:00 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The new platform from AMD is actually a well-known old one with the only difference - a new memory controller in the processor: it now supports DDR2 (from DDR2-400 to DDR2-800). As you can see on the photo, it has absolutely no effect on the CPU exterior (reverting to 940 pins, like in the first Athlon 64 FX models for the server socket, is hardly a major modification). The first motherboard to arrive at our lab was MSI K9N SLI Platinum based on the latest NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI chipset. It looks quite usual, but for DDR2-800 memory used together with a typically AMD socket .

Read on over at Digit Life.

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