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    AM2 vs. LGA775

    Which is better? Everyone's getting the core2duo, but the 775 form factor is quite old (q2 2005?) and the AM2 was q2 2006. Also, AM3 processors will be backwards compatible with the AM2 form factor. Although core4quads (if thats what they're called lol) are compatible with these motherboards, I expect most people's upgrade cycles will lag behind a bit?

    I dunno, in my eyes, at the moment, although *currently* athlons are less powerful, you pay less as a consequence, but the 'building block' is newer, so if you want to play safe for the long term aren't they a better bet?

    Sorry if I'm rambling... but I hope you get what I mean? I just built a core2duo and love it because there's nothing that can top it at the moment really, but if I think, maybe it would have been more sensible, moneywise at least, to go AM2?

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    Core2 is the best processor at the moment. And is socket 775.


    Buying a system with known inferior components, as in 6 months it may be possible to upgrade to a better system, doesn't strike me as a good thing to do.

    The possible benefits of AM3 are unknown. Don't get an AM2 system because it may be possible to upgrade later. Go AM2 because they are still decent, and cheaper than core2.
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    The computer market fluctuates so much it is very difficult to predict future hardware compatibilities. I would say that it is always best to get the best hardware you can afford at the time and however the future plans out ur money was best spent at the time.

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    AM3 processors will be backwards compatible
    But if u read the small print will only operate at am2 performance.

    it's chipsets that help keep a socket going & with 680i + Intel bearlake coming up as well as 965 & 975, i don't think you'll see the end of 775 for a while. With bearlake comes ddr3 support which i think intel can handle while retaining the existing socket pinout Intel roadmaps 1.3GHz DDR 3 chipsets
    The ICH9 will form the basis for Q3 2007's G+ Bearlake, which brings DirectX 10 support on board, the slide indicates, along with the HDCP anti-piracy technology. It will support 1,066MHz DDR 3, with 800MHz DDR 2 as fall-back.

    The same quarter will see the X-class Bearlake, presumably the successor to today 975X chipset. It will support 1,333MHz DDR 3 and introduce PCI Express 2.0, the slide says. It will drive a pair of x16 slots for graphics cards
    With the above + cheaper better performance cpu's coming up , i get the feeling that Intel isn't going to be inactive or allow itself to be passed again any time soon.

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    Intel really did themselves a favour when they went to LGA775 - previously any ham-fisted monkey would bend the pins on the CPU, but with LGA 775 they put all the bent-pins and the warranty issues that go with those, straight onto the motherboard manufacturers who immediately got well stroppy and started insisting on CPU protectors and putting installation videos on the install CDs.

    I've been solid Intel forever. I have never had an AMD machine because I'm more into stability than outright speed. And Intel Chipset+Intel Processor+Microsoft=Stability.

    I think the Intel mounting system is also better because it's so simple. Drop in the CPU, press down on the lever, and lock 4 pins into place. It's childsplay!

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    AM3 CPUs will operate at more than AM2 performance, new architecture.

    The only things you will lack are PCI-E 2.0 and HTT3 (I think)

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    AM3 CPUs will operate at more than AM2 performance, new architecture.
    we're aware of that was talking about the "backward compatability" when running on an am2 boiard.

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