Preview of Abit Socket M2 motherboard

By Justin Mann on February 24, 2006, 5:12 PM
Take a look at this early peek of one of the first nForce 5 DDR-2 motherboards designed around the new AMD M2 socket. That CPU socket is extremely dense, and the PCB for the CPU is going to be fairly large, though we expected that with over 1000 pins. This ABit board, supporting DDR2-1066 memory, faster than any stock Intel board today, PCI-Express x32(2 x16) and having 6 SATA-II RAID / Dual GigE, definitely looks like it is going to shine(at least particular models). ASUS and DFI have been duking it out for the spot of top board, so we're eagerly anticipating what they are going to bring to M2. Now that M2 will shortly come along to replace 939, it is wondered what will happen to Socket 754 as the "low-budget" A64 line with the Sempron. Will 939 become the low budget line, or will it dissapear into the night, leaving the much older 754 as the alternative?




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DragonMaster said:
[quote]Will 939 become the low budget line, or will it dissapear into the night, leaving the much older 754 as the alternative?[/quote]Hope not!! EEK!!!Probably not, 754 is already disappearing just with 939.
otmakus said:
[url]http://www.aoaforums.com/frontpage/index.php[/url] Quoted from the aoaforums : "On 2-23-2006 we published a picture of what we believed to be a prototype of a new Abit NF5 motherboard. It now appears that picture was nothing more than a doctored photograph of the MSI K9N prototype that was previewed over at gathering.tweakers.net. If you look closely at the second picture shown there, and compare it to our picture, you will see that the two motherboards are in fact identical.Our apologies for all those who started salivating for nothing. The picture was presented in good faith, both on our part and on the part of the member who posted it. All we can say is that sometimes, in an effort to be ahead of the curve on breaking news, mistakes are made. When they are made and we discover them, we will make sure that we come clean."
Per Hansson said:
Uhh, mate, Socket AM2 is 940 pins, not over 1000And the DDR2 rate is max 800, not 1066
DragonMaster said:
[quote] Uhh, mate, Socket AM2 is 940 pins, not over 1000 [/quote]Sure? It's not because it's called Socket 940 that it has 940 pins. How many pins do a Pentium I (Socket 7) CPU have? Not 7.
Per Hansson said:
"It will feature 940 pins and includes DDR2 RAM support in dual channels up to DDR2 800."[url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_AM2[/url]
DragonMaster said:
Oh, looked at other places. They first wanted 1207 but switched to 940.Maybe it's going to be DDR2-667 tho.
Per Hansson said:
Nope, it was first rumored to only be DDR2-667 but AMD changed minds or the rumors where wrongIt will launch at DDR2-800...
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