Clarifying Athlon 64 pin issue

By on August 1, 2003, 1:24 AM
To further clarify rumours and statements made before (and in response to my own post yesterday), AMDZone has the official word from AMD regarding Athlon 64 pin count:

[COLOR=royalblue]There will be a 754, 939, as well as a 940-pin version of the Athlon 64. The 754-pin Athlon 64 will be for the budget systems. The 940-pin Athlon 64 will be the variety at launch. The extra one pin is required to work on the 6-layer Opteron motherboards. The 939-pin Athlon 64ís arenít ready for shipping yet so they will be out a little later on. As for the Opteron situation, that little extra one pin is required for SMP support due to the necessary HyperTransport links.[/COLOR]




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TS | Crazyace said:
I must say, this pin thing sounds ridiculous
Per Hansson said:
Yea, just as ridiculous as Intels different pin designs...
eddy05 said:
[quote]There will be a 754, 939, as well as a 949-pin version of the Athlon 64.[/quote]Shouldn't it be 940-pins instead? A typo?By the way how will single and dual channel affects performance... I'm keen on getting the A64 for my next upgrade but some facts are still unclear..
TS | Crazyace said:
Geez, it wasn't a shot at AMD dilly. It's much to easy to take shots at AMD, now isn't it?
Per Hansson said:
I was just being Ironic Ace ;-)[quote]Shouldn't it be 940-pins instead? A typo? By the way how will single and dual channel affects performance... I'm keen on getting the A64 for my next upgrade but some facts are still unclear..[/quote]Yes, that's a typo...Single and dual channel should only be required for multi processor systems, to allow them to scale better...I'm really quite confused by all this also...
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