Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 25th Jul 2006 17:21 UTC, submitted by anonymous
AMD "The release of AMD's AM2 platform has left many consumers with mixed feelings. While some are looking forward to the progression of AMD's Athlon 64 line, there is much more to the platform than a new socket. Experts have repeatedly told us that the expected performance boost of moving to AM2 (from socket 939) will be limited and this new platform has largely been overshadowed by the upcoming arrival of Intel's Conroe (Core 2 Duo), but after the success of socket 939, AM2 definitely warrants a review."
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RE: meh
by jimmystewpot on Wed 26th Jul 2006 03:15 UTC in reply to "meh"
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With AMD expecting to move the AM2 to 65nm process technology in the next few months the performance gains of the Intel processors should be non existant, especially if AMD do what many analysts expect with the upgrading of the Cache and a few other tweaks in the same process. Right now is not the time to buy a CPU from any producer simply because the market is really in a hung position waiting for all the transitions to occur and prices to stabilise.

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