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  • brownba - Wednesday, March 08, 2006 - link

    why wouldn't AMD move to LGA for all their new sockets? Reply
  • Egglick - Tuesday, March 07, 2006 - link

    The recommended specs for the AMD Media PC are so overkill it's laughable. Reply
  • goz314 - Tuesday, March 07, 2006 - link

    ho hum. I'm really excited at this product line-up. Can you tell? Reply
  • Questar - Tuesday, March 07, 2006 - link

    Yeah. AMD needs their own forum, instead of trying to do damage control at IDF.

    But then considering that AMD is years away from having anything new to market, I guess they have to do something.
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  • JackPack - Tuesday, March 07, 2006 - link

    It's almost as if AMD were showing off contraband in those dark hotel suites and meeting rooms.

    If they're financially limited, restrict travel for employees or something.

    But don't show off Opterons and Socket F like that. It's not surprising that they have an image problem and the general perception is that they have a "cheaper" product.
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  • KorruptioN - Tuesday, March 07, 2006 - link

    Motherboard AMD Live! Ready (Socket AM2 / up to 95A)

    95W, not 95A. Not even the PCP&C 1KW behemoth PSU can put out 95A, heh. The Turion64 X2 looks very appealing.
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  • JackPack - Tuesday, March 07, 2006 - link

    It's 95A. Think about it for a little. Reply
  • alpha88 - Tuesday, March 07, 2006 - link

    Right, 95 amps at 1.4 volts is ~135 watts. Reply
  • psychobriggsy - Tuesday, March 07, 2006 - link

    I thought Socket S1 had fewer than 700 pins, around 638? The article currently says 754, which is the current low-end A64/Sempron pin count.

    It is possible that AMD has changed things though - maybe they realised they needed dual-channel DDR2 in the laptop and the S1 that I'm thinking of didn't support it.
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  • Rock Hydra - Tuesday, March 07, 2006 - link

    The article did mention though, that S754 had unused pins, so I'm sure they tweaked it like stated in the article. Reply
  • mlittl3 - Tuesday, March 07, 2006 - link

    S940 had 10% unused pins not S754. Reply
  • psychobriggsy - Tuesday, March 07, 2006 - link

    Nah, other sites say 638.

    http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/cpu/display/200505100...">http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/cpu/display/200505100...
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_S1">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_S1

    and more.
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  • mlittl3 - Tuesday, March 07, 2006 - link

    This information may not longer be accurate. I just can't see how AMD can go from 754 pins for single-channel DDR memory to 638 pins for dual-channel DDR2 memory. It just blows my mind. :) Reply
  • psychobriggsy - Tuesday, March 07, 2006 - link

    Power pins.

    A 35W processor needs a lot less power pins in the socket than a potential 89W processor.

    Also S754 might have had more than one hypertransport link in the design, even if it was never used.
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  • JackPack - Tuesday, March 07, 2006 - link

    AMD has been showing off that Turion 64 X2 "Yamato" platform for a while now. If May is the launch target, how about showing some design wins?

    AMD Liiv looks promising, but again, who are the PC hardware partners?

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