Dual-core CPU vs. very large cache

David O'Brien obrien at freebsd.org
Thu Apr 27 19:03:19 UTC 2006

On Thu, Apr 27, 2006 at 12:11:05PM +0100, Steven Hartland wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Mike Jakubik" <mikej at rogers.com>
> >>No!  Socket AM2 is the DDR2 939-pin Athlon64 desktop replacement.
> >>Socket F(1207) is DDR2 the 940-pin Opteron server replacement.
> >> 
> >
> >Same crap, different pins. The change simply allows AMD cpus to use DDR2 
> >memory, nothing more.
> Getting off topic now but I'd submit to you that a 1207 pin vs 940 pin
> is setting up for the access requirements of quad core something that
> AM2 is not going to be capable of hence quite different indeed.

Nope.  Quad core is internal connections between cores - not external.
So you don't need extra pins to support quad-core vs. dual-core.

-- David  (obrien at FreeBSD.org)
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