AMD's Socket G34

"The 'Core War' has started in earnest"

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AMD's 12-core and 8-core processors get a new home in 2010 AMD's Socket G34
The 'Core War' between Intel and AMD is hotting up. AMD has recently unveiled its plans for 8-core and 12-core processors come 2010. AMD's 12-core processor will be named Magny-Cours after the French town made famous by its Formula One French Grand Prix circuit, and the 8-core will be Sao Paolo. Both will be new second-generation 45nm processors.
As we already know Intel's Nehalem processors to be released this year will feature tri-channel DDR3 memory support. AMD is reportedly going to up the ante by providing registered and unregistered quad-channel DDR3 support. Current roadmaps claim standard support will include speeds from 800 to 1600 MHz.
AMD will also overhaul its current socket architecture to make way for DDR3 support, and the new socket will be named G34
AMD insiders would reveal very little about the G34 socket, other than its a derivative of the highly secretive G3 socket that was to replace Socket F (1207). As far as company documentation goes, G3 ceased to exist in March 2008, and has been replaced with the G34 program instead. The first of these sockets will be available for develops in early 2009.

We counted 1974 pin connects on the leaked G34 diagram -- 767 more pins than AMD's current LGA1207 socket. Given the additional interconnect pathways for DDR3 and the HyperTransport buses, a significant increase in the number of pins was to be expected.
We're in for some exciting times ahead it seems
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14-07-2008, 07:15:18

gimme ATI! - mainly because i have a crossfire board.

now all we need is for PSU prices and mobo prices to drop and hey presto..............tri-sli/crossfire

14-07-2008, 07:19:05

When will we see these price drops here in the UK.

14-07-2008, 07:23:45

The price of the 9800 GTX is now just under £100.

The 280(s) are selling from £315, for around 600mhz, to £385, for about 670mhz. Tho the different manufacturers are scaling differently through their ranges.

It was said well b4 the cards came out that the £435 or so would drop by £50 or so as quick as a few weeks after release.

The slower clocked cards are cheaper, but I don`t see anything different than was previously planned.

14-07-2008, 07:34:45

Where they selling 9800GTX for under £100.

14-07-2008, 07:55:45

Banner ad on Scan`s homepage.

Probably this card, don`t know if they have any offers on it Today

14-07-2008, 08:19:13

in the states, multiple manufacturers are now selling the gtx280 for less than $500. in fact, msi has one overclocked to 650 mhz thats going for $499 on newegg right now.

the ati stuff is impressive, but im still going nvidia. too many friends have had too many problems with games not jiving with their crossfire setup.

14-07-2008, 08:35:23

I've just bought 2 x 4870's. That'll keep me happy for a bit

14-07-2008, 08:44:28


I've just bought 2 x 4870's. That'll keep me happy for a bit

lol. yeah, it oughta. :yumyum:

14-07-2008, 08:51:27

Got my MSI OC 280 arriving today. Keep me busy for a month :rolleyes:

05-08-2008, 06:41:03

Buying 2x GTX 280's but Im stumped as to which MObo and which RAM to go for to cope with 2-Sli (and maybe with room for expanding to 3 -sli Configs at a later date.

Would appreciate any suggestions as to the latest tested Mobos that work with Sli, I have read so many mixed reviews, blackops, EVGA nforce 970 Ultra, ASUS P5N32-E SLI Plus?? which chipset should I be looking for? Hope u dont mind me posting this in this forum, uhm er..
anyway more relevantly- Im choosing nVidia as the GTX 280's are so cheap right now and 2 for 526.38 inc vat!
ofc they aren't clocked at all yet, not sure if I can so that myself in the bios of the Mobo, or if I should buy they pre Overclocked.. meh too many decisions..


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