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morgster

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#1 13 years ago

I heard amd were bringing out a new socket next year. If so its not wrong to get 939 now is it, its not goin to go out of date? Because my bro is trying to build a future proof system that will last for a while. Thanks




Agentlaidlaw

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#2 13 years ago

Yes AMD is making a new socket thats coming out in early 2006. Theres a old thread in here that talked about it. If you can hold out and wait till 2006 then do it for you can get the new socket because the AMD FX59 and 5000+ dual core will be on the new socket. But if you need a new computer right now then go ahead and get a s939. But be wise to wait because then you can also get the new Nvidia card thats coming out in 2006 also.




Smitty025

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#3 13 years ago

M2 is the new socket I believe. I think it also has DDR2 support and other new upgrades. You can read more about it here.




C38368

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#4 13 years ago

There is no such thing as a "future proof system". They come in three basic varieties: osbolete, soon-to-be-obsolete, and sooner-to-be-obsolete.

Socket 939 is being replaced with M2, which will have 940 pins. Note that this platform will not be pin-compatible with the current socket 940. Now then, there's nothing wrong with building a socket 939 system right now; it will continue to be viable for probably three or four years to come, just not as top-flight as it is now. Practically speaking, peripherals aren't likely to change. That is to say that anything you put into a socket 939 system other than the CPU or memory will be compatible with socket M2 (which will use DDR2 memory). So no, if you need a new computer now, then go ahead and build a socket 939. Waiting becomes an indefinite cycle. If you already have a socket 939 rig, however... I'd give it a pass.




morgster

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#5 13 years ago

I think i will stick with 939 then. Hes dosent want a super fast pc, just one that wont go out of date to soon. Thats why he is gettin sli etc. Will there still be slower/cheap cpus on the new socket like the 3200?




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#6 13 years ago

faster defalt speeds and lower operationg temps an 64 bit, all going to be cheaper