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#1 Archer-of-Death

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 02:07 PM

A dual socket L motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16813131146
that can only be bought with a socket F http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16819103864
and a case..
How would that work? Aren't socket F and L different server sockets?

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 02:16 PM

In this case the Socket F and Socket L refer to the same socket, the 1207FX, which is only for FX-70 series processors. It is based on Socket F (socket 1207). Why they are calling it Socket L, I do not know. The socket 1207FX is not a server socket at all but the socket used in AMD's new Quad FX platform
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Posted 29 December 2006 - 03:32 PM

Well socket F is server and I thought 2 processors, 4 video cards, and 12 hard drives would be a server motherboard.
Wouldn't AMD make a lot more money if they came out with it's own quad-core processor? Not an extremely expensive one like Intel's. Maybe a quad-core 4000+? It could cost about as much as an FX-60 or something with dual core. Socket F (or L or whatever). 2 quad-core 4000+ processors in a computer would be awesome without the huge FX price gap.
o crap amd already is making quad core http://virtualexperience.amd.com/index.htm...amp;co=quadcore
i still think a non-opteron quad core would be really smart.

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 05:21 PM

There are two ways to make a quad-core:
  • you build it from the ground up, which isn't trivial at all and takes years. AMD is doing this, as they mentioned in your link, and it will be out next summer.
  • you take two dual-cores and glue them together on the same package, which is what Intel has done with Kentsfield.
AMD is selling more dual-cores than they can make. They are even hiring other foundries to make processors for them. So, to slap two dual-cores in one package and sell it at a lower price would be a waste of money.

Oh, and when AMD's quad-cores do show up you will be able to stick two of them in the Quad FX and you get a dual quad system.
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Posted 29 December 2006 - 10:23 PM

Couldn't they make 4 single-core processors into one?
Also, quad core is mainly for business. That's why I thought a 4000+ (perhaps two dual-core 4000+'s) quad-core would be a good idea, it could work for people at home that play games and use a lot of programs




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