FACTOID # 18: Alaska spends more money per capita on elementary and secondary education than any other state.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Socket AM2
Socket AM2
Specifications
Type PGA-ZIF
Chip form factors Ceramic Pin Grid Array (CPGA)
Organic Pin Grid Array (OPGA)
Contacts 940
Bus Protocol
FSB 200 MHz System clock
1 GHz HyperTransport
Voltage range
Processors Athlon 64
Athlon 64 X2
Athlon 64 FX
Sempron

This article is part of the CPU socket series


The Socket AM2, renamed from Socket M2 (to prevent using the same name as Cyrix MII processors), is a CPU socket designed by AMD for desktop processors, including the performance, mainstream and value segments. It was released on May 23, 2006, as a replacement for Socket 939 & Socket 754. Although it has 940 pins, it is incompatible with Socket 940, as the older Socket 940 does not support dual channel DDR2 RAM. DDR2 can transfer more data per clock cycle while drawing less power than DDR memory, which the previous Socket 939 supported. AnandTech reported that Socket AM2 system performance was 0-7% faster than Socket 939 equivalents with most applications about 2% faster [1][2], despite having over 30% greater memory bandwidth due to DDR2 support. While future samples and the final product may prove to be faster, significant gains are not expected until later revisions take advantage of the surplus bandwidth. Image File history File links SocketAM2. ... Package Diagram for 168-Pin PGA Embedded IntelDX2™ Processor The pin grid array or PGA is a type of packaging used for integrated circuits, particularly microprocessors. ... A large ZIF socket (socket A) ZIF is an acronym for zero insertion force. ... HyperTransport logo HyperTransport (HT), formerly known as Lightning Data Transport (LDT), is a bidirectional serial/parallel high-bandwidth, low-latency computer bus that was introduced on April 2, 2001 [1]. The HyperTransport Technology Consortium is in charge of promoting and developing HyperTransport technology. ... The Athlon 64 is an eighth-generation, AMD64 architecture microprocessor produced by AMD, released on September 23, 2003[1]. It is the third processor to bear the name Athlon, and the immediate successor to the Athlon XP[2]. The second processor (after the Opteron) to implement AMD64 architecture and the... Athlon 64 X2 Logo Athlon 64 X2 E6 3800+ The Athlon 64 X2 is the first dual-core desktop CPU manufactured by AMD. It is essentially a processor consisting of two Athlon 64 cores joined together on one die with some additional control logic. ... The Athlon 64 FX is an AMD K8 series processor targeted at enthusiasts. ... AMD Sempron Logo Socket-A Sempron 3000+ Sempron is, as of 2006, AMDs entry-level desktop CPU, replacing the Duron processor and competing against Intels Celeron D processor. ... Socket 370 processor socket The term CPU socket (or CPU slot) is widely used to describe the connector linking the motherboard to the CPU(s) in certain types of desktop and server computers, particularly those compatible with the Intel x86 architecture. ... Cyrix corporate logo Cyrix was a CPU manufacturer that began in 1988 as a specialist supplier of high-performance math co-processors for 286 and 386 systems. ... Socket 370 processor socket The term CPU socket (or CPU slot) is widely used to describe the connector linking the motherboard to the CPU(s) in certain types of desktop and server computers, particularly those compatible with the Intel x86 architecture. ... Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ... A CPU The processor sub-system of a data processing system processes received information after it has been encoded into data by the input sub-system. ... May 23 is the 143rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (144th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Socket 939 was introduced by AMD as an answer to Intels new platform for desktop products, Socket LGA775. ... Socket 754 is a CPU socket originally developed by AMD to succeed its powerful Athlon XP platform (Socket 462, also referred to as Socket A). ... Socket 940 is a 940-pin socket for 64-bit AMD server processors. ... Dual-channel architecture DDR SDRAM describes a motherboard technology that effectively doubles data throughput in the frontside bus from RAM to the memory controller. ... Random-access memory (usually known by its acronym, RAM) is a type of data store used in computers that allows the stored data to be accessed in any order — that is, at random, not just in sequence. ... AnandTech. ...


The first processor cores to support socket AM2 are the single-core Orleans (Athlon 64) and Manila (Sempron), and the dual-core Windsor (Athlon 64 X2 and Athlon 64 FX). All processors on Socket AM2 were developed with 90 nm technology and include SSE3. The Athlon 64 is an eighth-generation, AMD64 architecture microprocessor produced by AMD, released on September 23, 2003[1]. It is the third processor to bear the name Athlon, and the immediate successor to the Athlon XP[2]. The second processor (after the Opteron) to implement AMD64 architecture and the... AMD Sempron Logo Socket-A Sempron 3000+ Sempron is, as of 2006, AMDs entry-level desktop CPU, replacing the Duron processor and competing against Intels Celeron D processor. ... Athlon 64 X2 Logo Athlon 64 X2 E6 3800+ The Athlon 64 X2 is the first dual-core desktop CPU manufactured by AMD. It is essentially a processor consisting of two Athlon 64 cores joined together on one die with some additional control logic. ... The Athlon 64 FX is an AMD K8 series processor targeted at enthusiasts. ... The 90 nm node refers to the level of semiconductor process technology that was reached in the 2002-2003 timeframe, by most leading semiconductor companies, like Intel, Texas Instruments, IBM, and TSMC. The origin of the 90 nm value is historical, as it represents a 70% scaling every 2-3... SSE3, also known by its Intel code name Prescott New Instructions (PNI), is the third iteration of the SSE instruction set for the IA-32 architecture. ...


Socket AM2 is a part of AMD's next generation of CPU sockets, along with Socket F for servers and Socket S1 for mobile computing. Socket F is a New socket designed by AMD for its Opteron Line of CPUs, this socket has 1207 pins and is estimated to be released around 2006. ... Socket S1 is the new type of CPU socket predicted to be used by AMD for their new Turion and Athlon 64 Mobile processors. ...


AMD has announced that Socket AM3 processors will be able to run on Socket AM2 motherboards, but not vice-versa (ie: a Socket AM2 chip cannot run on a Socket AM3 motherboard). This is because AM3 processors will have a new memory controller supporting both DDR2 and DDR3 RAM on them, allowing backwards compatibility with AM2 motherboards, but since AM2 processors lack the new memory controller, they will not work on AM3 motherboards. The Socket AM3, is a CPU socket designed by AMD for desktop processors, including the performance, mainstream and value segments. ...


See also

The Socket AM3, is a CPU socket designed by AMD for desktop processors, including the performance, mainstream and value segments. ... Socket 940 is a 940-pin socket for 64-bit AMD server processors. ... The Sempron is AMDs newest low-end CPU, replacing the Duron processor. ... . ...

External links

  • AMD FAQ Athlon64 socket AM2
  • AMD's Socket AM2 – The Next K8 (Short-Media)
  • AM2 launch article (AnandTech)
  • AMD Reinvents itself (Tom's Hardware Guide)


AnandTech. ... TomsHardware. ...

AMD CPU sockets
Server sockets: Socket 940 | Socket F
Desktop sockets: Super Socket 7 | Slot A | Socket A | Socket 754 | Socket 939 | Socket 940 | Socket AM2 | Socket 4x4 | Socket AM3
Mobile sockets: Socket 563 | Socket S1

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m