Socket 754 will outlive S939

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Socket 754 shipments outlast socket 939 but AMD prepares the
transition over to socket AM2

AMD has been performing very well in terms of delivering new products
to the masses as well as ensuring that shipments are on time. With
regards to processors and platforms, AMD is now in a position where it
can diversify at its own pace and not have to be in Intel's shadow.

This year, we will be seeing a great deal of things happening with
AMD's processors as well as the sockets that hold them. Coming with
these changes will be new motherboards as well as opportunities for
new platforms. We last reported on AMD's next-generation generation
socket F, which is a LGA-type socket with 1207 pins. The new socket
will be home to AMD's upcoming dual-core as well as quad-core

Despite the need for more complex interfaces to support multi-core
processors, AMD's existing socket 754 will be outlasting the more
complex socket 939. Currently, socket 939 is home to AMD's Athlon 64,
Athlon 64 X2 and Athlon 64 FX processors while socket 754 is for
Sempron. According to AMD documentation, all socket 939 processors
will stop shipping Q2 2007 with final orders occurring nearly half a
year before end-date. AMD Roadmaps have socket 939 end of life (EOL)
in Q4'06, while socket 754 is EOL Q4'07.

Re: Socket 754 will outlive S939

On Sat, 15 Apr 2006 13:14:09 -0500, lyon_wonder

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LOL. Boy the socket 939 will go down in marketing history as
the perfect con job.  Anyone out there still waiting for
something to ship or prices to drop ?

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