Socket M2, the 940 pin DDR2-ready Athlon 64 Socket, will launch a little bit later than we originally expected with mass production just starting in late April. However, even though the launch has been slightly delayed from the original March timeframe, there is still good news for those on DDR1; Socket 939 will stick around well into Q1'07 on the performance desktop - and well beyond that for Sempron. In fact, AMD's latest roadmap goes all the way to Q2'07 with Socket 939 Sempron.

The new Pacifica enabled DDR2 processor code names expected to launch during the end of Q2'06 will be:

  • Windsor: Dual Channel DDR2, Pacifica enabled Socket M2 dual core
  • Orleans: Dual Channel DDR2, Pacifica enabled Socket M2
  • Manila: Dual Channel DDR2 Sempron, Socket M2

The new chips will debut on NVIDIA's recently announced M2 platform, complete with MCP55 and C51XE. Straight from AMD's latest roadmap, here are a list of all the newest products, cores and launch dates:

AMD Desktop Roadmap
Product Core Socket Launch Date
Athlon 64 FX-62 Windsor M2 Q2'06
Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Windsor M2 Q4'06
Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Windsor M2 Q2'06
Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Windsor M2 Q2'06
Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Windsor M2 Q2'06
Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Windsor M2 Q2'06
Athlon 64 4000+ Orleans M2 Q2'06
Athlon 64 3800+ Orleans M2 Q2'06
Athlon 64 3500+ Orleans M2 Q2'06
Sempron 3800+ Manila M2 Q3'06
Sempron 3600+ Manila M2 Q2'06
Sempron 3500+ Manila M2 Q2'06
Sempron 3400+ Manila M2 Q2'06
Sempron 3200+ Manila M2 Q2'06
Sempron 3000+ Manila M2 Q2'06


Other interesting noteables include the lack of any new Socket 939 SKUs. Hopefully Socket M2 sticks around long enough to actually get one or two different processors on the same board like in the old days of Socket 462. In fact, even though the roadmap explicitly claims that Socket 939 Semprons will show up before the end of the year, the only new Semprons listed are Socket M2.

We hope this M2 roadmap isn't the whole picture. There are obviously quite a few of us who have Socket 939 motherboards still - and some new chips to give Intel's Presler and Cedar Mill 65nm processors a run for their money would be great.



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  • dualblade - Thursday, November 03, 2005 - link

    even numbers for dual core fx chips, odd numbers for single core. since they're all going to be dual core, we shouldn't expect any odd numbers (unless amd decides to get frisky with a dual core fx69 ;) ) Reply
  • highlandsun - Thursday, November 03, 2005 - link

    Ah yes, two cores, one inverted and facing the other, and ... Reply
  • Missing Ghost - Thursday, November 03, 2005 - link

    lol! hot cpu! Reply
  • microAmp - Thursday, November 03, 2005 - link

    FX-61 to FX-63 will eventually lead to FX-69; maybe AMD doesn't want that and choose an even number route. Reply
  • Gamingphreek - Thursday, November 03, 2005 - link

    quote:

    he only new processor we actually see between now and then is the FX-60


    You said you just went under NDA and had to delete a certain processor from the list. I think you just overlooked it right here. ;)

    Good article as always though!!

    -Kevin
    Reply
  • ksherman - Thursday, November 03, 2005 - link

    In fact, even though the roadmap explicitly claims that Socket 939 Semprons will show up before the end of the year, the only new Semprons listed are Socket 939.

    probably should say "...listed are Socket M2"
    Reply
  • Furen - Thursday, November 03, 2005 - link

    Is the new s939 FX really going to be a manchester core, or is that just a mistake? I'd expect it to be a Toledo, at least... Reply
  • KristopherKubicki - Thursday, November 03, 2005 - link

    The roadmap outlines it as Manchester, although I would expect Toledo as well.

    Kristopher
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