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Intel Socket B vs AMD Socket AM3

| Posted: Nov 14, 2006 1:11 am

VR-Zone have sourced some brief info on both Intel's and AMD's next big desktop socket offerings, these being Intel's Socket B (or LGA1366) and AMD's Socket AM3. Both of these sockets are said to show up in the market by mid 2008.


We have previously reported on two new sockets for Nehalem CPUs in 2008 and this time round we will take comparative look at the new sockets offerings from Intel and AMD. Socket B is LGA1366 where the extra contact pads is due to the integrated memory controller on the CPU and AM3 is most likely still be Socket 940. The first CPU offering from Intel to be on Socket B will be Bloomfield from the Nehalem family while the first 45nm processors from AMD will be based on Socket AM3 to appear somewhere in mid 2008. Both Socket B and AM3 will support DDR3 1066/1333/1600 memories and interconnect technology is CSI (Common Serial Interconnect) and Hypertransport 3.0 respectively.


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