939 vs AM2

By Tyberious ยท 5 replies
May 21, 2007
  1. Socket 939 and DDR2...

    I have a simple question and I am embaressed that I don't already know the answer...

    -Do Socket 939 boards support DDR2? or do only AM2 boards have DDR2 support?
  2. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Booster Posts: 575

    Easy one, 939 supports only DDR, AM2 supports DDR2 only.
  3. Tyberious

    Tyberious TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I'm looking into building a new system. However, I cannot decide what platform to go with.

    Socket 939 boards can support dual core processors and are less expensive than AM2 boards, but the 939 boards cannot support DDR2 memory...

    What is the best route to take? are AM2 boards worth the extra money???

    is there anything I have not considered?
  4. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,485   +45

    Maybe the fact that DDr2 can be twice as effective as ddr1, and am2 boards support dual core as well, so what's the issue.
  5. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11


    Yeah, there's a lot of difference in performance...

    One 939 vs AM2 comparison

    Another one


    If you already have components for 939 board, there's no real reason to change. AM2 CPUs do have a small advantage - better upgradeability - and they support hardware virtualization, if you're into that. But DDR3 is already on its way...
  6. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 937

    Yes, it is. 939 is going to be an AGP board with DDR..Am2 is worth the extra money.

    AM2 is more then likely going to be a PCI E board, with DDR2, and the newer models of processors. Also, look at 775 boards. They are the newest intel sockets.
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