Can anyone tell me if these chips will slot into an AM2+ mobo? My XenServer [currently running a Phenom II 920 2.8ghz jobby] could do with a bit more computational shove.
AMD is poised to release its new six-core enthusiast-level processors at prices far below competing Intel parts, and Asustek, Gigabyte, and MSI are busily readying motherboards in anticipation of the launch. So say "sources from motherboard makers" speaking with the Taiwanese market-watchers at DigiTimes. According to that …
Cheers AB3 and Snobol - interesting to know.
I chickened out of popping an AM3 Phenom II in there last time as I was concerned about compatibility, so I'll keep tabs and check with Asus and see what they say.
It's an Asus T3 barebones, with 8gb in it at the moment - runs my media transcoding servers and music streamers, and experimental stuff like alternate linux distros and what not, so more CPU power = faster transcoding, etc.
...the short answer is: yes (probably) - most AM2+ mainboards will work with AM3 CPUs, though as Snobol4 says you may need a BIOS upgrade. Check your mainboard model+PCB revision+BIOS version on the manufacturer's website.
The way is works with AM2/AM2+/AM3 is that newer processors may work in older sockets but not the other way around.
The Phenom II is a desktop CPU, so you're limited to one CPU. You could probably get a workstation or server class board though and chuck a couple of Opterons although I dare say you'd be paying a tad more.
I'm wondering if AMD might up their game a bit later on this year and release 8 core and 12 core desktop parts (basically sticking two dies on one chip like they have with the Opteron).
That's quite a bit of beef for auntie doris to send a few emails and lay out the parish magazine with.
She can be pumping spam as fast as her broadband can take it with no noticeable drop in performance.
Most of that power is needed to run the fs*xkn operating system these days.
Bring back DOS / word perfect
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