- Sep 20, 2006
|Motherboard||Biostar Tforce550 (RMA) (m2n-sli delux)|
|Memory||2gb ocz 533 +1gb samsung 533 4-4-4-12|
|Video Card(s)||x1900xtx 512mb+zalman vf900 cooler(kicks stock coolers arse)|
|Display(s)||20.1 in dell 2001fp + KDS visual sensations 19"|
|Case||Codegen briza seirse|
|Audio Device(s)||ADI SoundMax HD audio onboard,using Ket's driver pack|
|Power Supply||FSP 400watt SAGA seirse w/noise killer|
|Software||Windows 2003 ent server as workstation(kills xp in perf and stab)|
Sure, AMD says no new mobo for future CPU's, but the S939 was also not supposed to die so quickly as well. I wouldn't hold my breath that AM2 will last much if at all into K8L.
and AM2 may not last "much past k8l" but am3 chips will run in am2 boards, amd has made it clear this is set in stone, am3 chips will support ddr3 and ddr2, just not on the same board ad the same time(tho i would bet you asrock and ecs make boards that let you use ddr2 till u deside to buy ddr3 )
again, amd designed am2 to last, am3 is just goning to be a move to ddr3, nothing amd folks need worrie about really.
there will be an am2+ socket that supports ht3 specs, BUT you dont NEED ht3 to use these chips, as any overclocker can tell you lowering the HT from 2000 to even 1200 dosnt effect perf even in high end dual core overclocks at 3+gz, ht3 is future proofing for even more complex cores, but new chips will work in older boards and be OFFICALY SUPPORTED doing such.
barcelona is k8l, beyond k8l there are other cores planned for am2/am3(im guessing they will just remove a pin to make am3 sockets not accept am2 chips, eather way, sall good, im happy, 3-5 years without being FORCED to get a new board(though in 3 years i may reaplace the board if overclocking requiers it) but the board will still beable to take new chips and would likely endup in a backup system
EDIT: as a friend of mine just said, think of am2 as amd doing you a favor and keeping you from having to buy extreamly expencive ddr1 ram now that companys are stoping production on it and moving to ddr2/3/4