Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Sep 2007 15:54 UTC, submitted by Josh Graham
AMD AMD has unveiled its first set of quad-core processors, three months after its original launch date. This 'complicated' design that resulted in the delay and puts the chip maker a full generation behind its archrival in terms of chip manufacturing processes.
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Upgrade
by vermaden on Mon 10th Sep 2007 18:36 UTC
vermaden
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2006-11-18

One of the great advantages of AMD K10/Barcelona is ease of upgrade, you just need to switch CPUs and all the rest stays the same.

... a little video from AMD here:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=SYvupXNmaKQ

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RE: Upgrade
by HeLfReZ on Mon 10th Sep 2007 20:01 in reply to "Upgrade"
HeLfReZ Member since:
2005-08-12

This is my sticking point with the AMD vs Intel battle. With Intel, they are good about changing sockets everytime the release a new chip. AMD tends to be a lot easier on the pockets when it comes down to motherboards. You can often get quite a few level processors on a board before it has to be sent out to pastor. Not so bad now, as back in the P3-P4 days where you had to pull out the manual to to figure out which procs would work on your board.I wonder how many sockets/slot type both sides have racked up over the years?

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RE: Upgrade
by JrezIN on Tue 11th Sep 2007 00:39 in reply to "Upgrade"
JrezIN Member since:
2005-06-29

That's what I believed too when they release the socket 939... and now we have socket AM2 and soon socket AM3...

...still, it's better them Intel's way of new sockets all the time, but still...

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