After AMD introduces its Socket M2 platform next year, all of its desktop processors, including single- and dual-core platforms, will adopt the 90nm M2 socket design, according to Taiwan PC and server makers that reviewed the latest AMD roadmap.
Despite motherboard makers originally expecting the M2 platform to use a 1,207-pin architecture, the M2 socket will be a 940-pin platform, the makers indicated. It will be AMDs Socket F architecture that will feature a 1,207-pin design, the makers added. Socket F will be introduced next year as well, and will be used for AMDs Opteron lineup, except for the 100 series, which will migrate to the M2 platform, the makers explained.
Socket M2 and Socket F processors will both support dual-channel DDR2 memory, customers of AMD in Taiwan indicated. The move toward M2 and Socket F is expected to accelerate the industrys migration from DDR to DDR2, the makers commented.