Are you ready for AMD’s new AM2 CPUs?
AMD has yet again gone on to release its new line of CPUs to succeed their previous socket-939 processors. Yes, can you believe it? Socket-939 will be obsolete soon!
AMD has already introduced their new AM2 FXes and X2s, AMD’s bad boys of top-of-the-line and dual-core processors respectively, of which the Athlon64 FX-62 and Athlon64 X2 5000+ are the first in the series.
One of the new technologies (for AMD, that is) that the new AM2 processors will support is DDR2 memory, which will be able to take advantage of the larger memory bandwidth of dual-core CPUs (Intel has had this for a while). Although there aren’t many AM2-compliant motherboards on the market at the moment this will soon change as more manufacturers release them. I believe ASUS already has one of their compliant boards on the market already. AM2 Opterons will also be available.
Here’s a great article you can read concerning these new bad boys:
AMD Athlon64 FX-62 and X2 5000+ Socket AM2 Processors Reviewed