AMD preps for M2 launch in April 2006

By Justin Mann on
In April of next year, AMD will be releasing the next line of its series of CPUs, including DDR2-supporting processors and chipsets. Roughly 25% of AMD's volume by the second half of next year will be DDR2-based, as the M2 socket is slowly phased in over the next year. The M2 will be the desktop aversion of the socket, with the server variety for Opteron being Socket F, and the mobile variety being Socket S1, so at first there seems to be no possibility of interchanging desktop and mobile CPUs, unlike some current situations today. How the release of the next gen socket will affect the prices of 939 motherboards and CPUs isn't clear, but ultimately it will lead to a reduction in the cost of 939 based solutions. The release for both desktop and mobile platforms is expected to be around the same time.

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