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Tuork
10-10-05, 07:22 PM
I'm thinking of doing some upgrades (recently got a 6800GT OC, need to change sig) and it got me thinking about the socket 754.

When I purchased my current setup (mobo+cpu upgrade) s939 was still in it's early steps, and people weren't sure whether or not it would catch on. However, I now see that all new processors are going 939.

What's going to happen with the 754 socket? I know that they are now producing SLI mobos for it, but still. Do you think that it will reach a dead end? :(

If so, sucks for me because I'd have to get an all new mobo and CPU next time I really want to jump-upgrade. For now I'll settle for a new 200GB HDD and a gig-o-ram (soon to post questions on the ram matter).

Long live the s754! (I hope).

slick
10-10-05, 07:31 PM
It will stick around, though after M2 shows up I doubt that anyone will be producing mobo's for it, and AMD probably defiantely won't be making proc's for it anymroe.

Tuork
10-10-05, 10:44 PM
Enlighten me on the whole M2 topic, if you please ;)

anzak
10-10-05, 10:55 PM
Enlighten me on the whole M2 topic, if you please ;)
It's AMD's next socket that will replace S939. It will introduce DDR2.

S754 will be used for the Sempron line and mobile processors. Right now im still happy with my Athlon 64 2800+ at 2.2Ghz. I might later upgrade to a 3700+, but I don't see the need to make the switch over to S939.

Long live Socket 754!

Peoples-Agent
10-11-05, 02:18 AM
I think S754 got handled pretty badly in all fairness.
And in all fairness it doesn't perform nowhere near asgood as S939 without the use of Dual Channel memory and what not, I bought my 754 about two weeks before 939 dropped and I was severely gutted. I won't make that mistake again.
Since replaced it, but I may heed warning and not consider a CPU upgrade or anything till M2 arrives. But again I am annoyed that i'll have to fork out for new Ram.

myshkinbob
10-11-05, 05:30 AM
Even AMD only give +200mhz performance rating for the s939 chips at the smae clockspeed as the s754. Check some gaming benchmarks, dual channel get's you very little if any extra game performance on A64 systems. The only places it makes a big difference is winrar, superpi, and ram bandwidth benchmarks.

Tuork
10-11-05, 08:19 AM
Socket 939 came out just as I bought my current cpu and mobo, and was (and kinda still is) way out of my budget. Same thing would happen if I were to upgrade to a new socket once the M2 comes out, adding to the list of expenses the DDR2 memory. (BTW, I thought DDR2 wasn't really all that good...)

Good thing is once the new socket comes out, I assume the s754 processors will drop prices, allowing me to get a 4000+ or something next year... I hope.

saturnotaku
10-11-05, 08:27 AM
Good thing is once the new socket comes out, I assume the s754 processors will drop prices, allowing me to get a 4000+ or something next year... I hope.

3700+ is the fastest 754 processor. Nothing new for that socket has been released since.

anzak
10-11-05, 08:51 PM
3700+ is the fastest 754 processor. Nothing new for that socket has been released since.

Nothing faster. S754 is being use just for Semprons (which are looking better and better). Athlon 64 on S754 is dead.

Tuork
10-12-05, 08:11 AM
Nothing faster. S754 is being use just for Semprons (which are looking better and better). Athlon 64 on S754 is dead.

:(

nVestor
10-13-05, 08:01 PM
Same thing would happen if I were to upgrade to a new socket once the M2 comes out, adding to the list of expenses the DDR2 memory. (BTW, I thought DDR2 wasn't really all that good...)
Actually according to AnandTech, the X2's are benefiting from the added bandwidth that DDR2 provides despite the latencies which is sorta why I am holding out till M2 has matured a bit before I buy.:)