FX-62 and X2 5000+ not to appear for socket 939

By Justin Mann on May 30, 2006, 4:16 PM
In a bit of slightly disparaging news, it seems that 939 is dying out sooner than expected. AMD does not plan to release the FX-62 or the X2 5000+ for the 939 format, instead making them AM2 offerings only, despite information to the contrary in the months past. The pricing information and spec information for these CPUs has also been removed for socket 939 on AMD's page, so in all likelyhood it may be that the 4800+ and the FX-60 may be the end of the line. For a long time, people lauded AMD for their long continued support for Socket 462, which lasted longer than any other CPU socket has, with a wider range of processors than other sockets as well. 754 and 939 have not fared as well.

How long will AM2 and Socket F last? AMD may eventually release faster 939 CPUs in the future, but likely, due to the incorporation of DDR-2 memory controllers in their AM2 CPUs, it won't happen.




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DragonMaster said:
I always thought that they were going to be on AM2 only. Never read that they might be released on 939!
nathanskywalker said:
Wow, that bites, and one of my friends just bought a brand new 939 board. Oh well, don't think he'll want to go that high any time soon anyway.
canadian said:
So, say just comparing, whats all the differences besides the pin count between 775 939 and AM2?
DragonMaster said:
[quote] Wow, that bites, and one of my friends just bought a brand new 939 board. Oh well, don't think he'll want to go that high any time soon anyway.[/quote]Cheaper RAM and CPUs, 1-2% lower performance. --> :)
Julio said:
For the past 5 years I would say half of the socket changes have not had enough merit (both on Intel and AMD camps), and have been a good excuse for users to put down even more cash for whole upgrades.
spike said:
I have to admit, I've found the plethora of socket changes over the past couple of years to be a little bit over the top.One thing I admired AMD for more than anything else was the longevity of Socket A. While all good things must come to an end, the lifespan of 754 has been rediculous, and 939 isn't far behind it!
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