AMD Socket AM2 to have DDR2 800MHz

Posted on Wednesday, February 15 2006 @ 22:27 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Inq found out that AMD's upcoming Socket AM2 will feature support for DDR2 800MHz memory.
Before February, the plan was to support all memories up to DDR 667 but AMD eventually decided that it can and will support DDR 2 800 MHz from the outset. Now the migration to DDR 2 finally makes sense, as DDR 2 800 MHz can sure show some difference compared with DDR 1 400 or even DDR 1 overclocked to 667.

It will simply offer more bandwidth and knowing that AMD places its memory controllers on the CPU it also means that it will show a bigger difference than Intel's DDR 2 capable chipsets.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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