Socket 939 vs.AM2. Which is better/newer?

  Themaestro023 20:41 29 Jul 2006

Am upgrading my PC by buying a new motherboard and CPU. As I want to upgrade to 64-bit then am thinking of buying an AMD X2 dual-core CPU and the Sapphire Pure RD580 Crossfire motherboard, which are both socket 939. Have then found the AMD AM2 socket CPU's for which I realise I would then have to buy an AM2 motherboard, but what would the difference be, please?

  howard63 22:35 29 Jul 2006

not sure about difference but socket 939 is the standard from the last year or so AM2 is the new one. Probably better but not been out long enough for me to know much about. I built my AMD 64 socket 939 about 2 months ago and it is very good.

  GaT7 22:38 29 Jul 2006

At the moment, if I were to choose between an Intel & AMD 64-bit dual-core setup, I'd go in for the former myself. Intel have launched their new 'Conroe' CPUs that not only outperform but are also better value than the AMD offerings. G

  GaT7 22:46 29 Jul 2006

Sorry, forgot to include some links...

click here & click here. G

  Themaestro023 23:11 29 Jul 2006

Having seen the 'Tom's Hardware' link, (was good) and compared the two (AMD and Intel's newbie) am still kinda on the AMD side, cos think Intel not thinking, just got it out to beat AMD!

  Themaestro023 23:15 29 Jul 2006

So, AM2 socket is the way forward? Or, is this the gamble we make to 'go on'? John

  ade.h 23:45 29 Jul 2006

Anyone who has seen anything of Intel's first quad core chips that are due in Q4, which may well retro-fit with a BIOS update just as the Core 2 (Conroe) does into most recent 775s, would not even consider AMD at this stage.

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