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SOCKET 754 or 939 for AMD Athlon 64?

by Cluchetti / September 16, 2005 11:35 PM PDT

Is there a difference in performance between SOCKET 754 or 939 for AMD Athlon 64?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 16, 2005 11:49 PM PDT

Given you didn't note any budget restraint, 939 gives you more memory bandwidth and access to the dual core CPUS.

Bob

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(NT) (NT) which would be better with the AMD ATHLON 64 3200+ or 3500+?
by Cluchetti / September 17, 2005 12:18 AM PDT
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Something else I haave wondered.
by chuckieu / September 17, 2005 12:47 AM PDT

Since 939 is the way to go for future expansion (dual-core), how do you find out of a 939 MOBO supports 90nm. I've looked with no luck. chuck

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Fairy certain that they all do.
by Ray Harinec / September 17, 2005 1:28 AM PDT

AMD provided mobo mfrs well in advanced the voltage levels that the chip would use. Pretty certain that other parameters are internal chip parameters and both the 130 and 90's use the same pinouts. However I think that John Robie had posted something that only certain models would support Dual Core. Maybe email John.

Long range, however, because putting the MCH on the CPU chip has boxed them in to using only DDR [no DDR2]. New socket scheduled for mid 2006 [but bet that they beat that if Intel does something to spur them to beat that schedule] for CPU's supporting DDR 2.

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Better in what way?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 17, 2005 1:10 AM PDT

Let's bring this down to Earth fast.

There are sites like www.tomshardware.com that have benchmarks. But what I've seen is that motherboards rarely cause a benchmark to move about.

Since you didn't define what would be better (benchmark, dollars or such), your question can't be answered. Even moreso you didn't supply any possible boards for consideration. Here's why this matters. Some posters are in Aus, some in Britain and what's available where you are may not be some board I would point at.

In closing, if your board supplier won't talk to you about this, why are you doing business with them?

Bob

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