AMD plans to announce its new ‘Rev F’ generation of Opteron server processors Tuesday, the next volley in a competition with Intel’s newly competitive Xeon models. The Rev F Opterons, all dual-core models, add new virtualisation abilities and faster memory, run at the same 2.6GHz top speed as preceding mainstream models, and plug into AMD’s new ‘Socket F’. Although that new socket disrupts server designers’ easy upgrade path from one Opteron to the next, it also lays the foundation for quad-core chips in 2007 and for server designs through the end of the decade.
AMD To Unveil ‘Rev F’ Opteron Chips
2006-08-15 AMD 6 Comments
I’m a bit confused with AMDs new chips. I read press release on AMDs website stating current Opteron motherboards are future compatible with the Quad Core Opteron chips.
It sounds like AMD is releasing a Quad core socket 940 chip that will be backward compatible And then they have the Socket F (1207 pins) which will be for the two to eight proccessor (with 4 cores each!) motherboards.
It sounds like AMD still has a littlbe bit of the easy upgrade path if you can get Socket 940 quad core. You just have to start fresh if you want multiple CPUs.
Can anybody tell me if I’m correct? I’m just not clear on things after reading the posted article as well as AMDs press release.
What I’m really want to figure out is if I buy a motherboard that supports both Socket 939 & 940 would I then be able to upgrade to that quad core Opteron?
Here is the press release from AMD.