Deneb AM3 chips will work in AM2+ socket

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Deneb AM3 chips will work in AM2+ socket
AMD's first 45nm native quad core codenamed Deneb and Deneb FX will be native socket AM3. However, socket AM3 and AM2+ are one in the same because they will have the same pin count. As a result if you plug Deneb in Socket AM2 it will work as DDR2 chip and if you plug it in socket AM3 it will work as DDR3.
This will be the first time after many years that AMD has decided to make an easy upgradeable CPU environment. In the past when AMD changed the memory support that would mean a new motherboard and a new CPU but this time moving to DDR3 will require a new motherboard but the same CPU will work in your old DDR2 socket AM2+ board and the new DDR3.

AMD will need to make Deneb and later Propus as attractive as possible in the light of Intel's Yorkfield and Nehalem.
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28-06-2008, 07:53:44

Overclock3D get up close and personal with the new Scythe Kama Thermo (Wireless) infra-red digital thermometer to see how it differs from the original Kama Thermo.


Review here

28-06-2008, 09:21:32

I dont really like the idea that you have to point it at the thing you would like to measure the temperature of. I would still buy the old one over the new one because of three reasons;

- Size.
- Ability to mod it into your case.
- (Probably) More accurate temperature readings.

Good review though, and a good idea of a product. Reps for you! :)

28-06-2008, 09:26:32

Yeah I agree. The older wired version had a lot more uses as far as measuring temps within your chassis, and the older Kama Thermo was able to be installed relatively easily. The new wireless version does away with all that and merely becomes a hand held digital thermometer. Thanks for the feedback :)

28-06-2008, 10:02:11

Good review mate. I've got an Infrared thermo at home that I paid quite a few quid for but tbh its cr@p. Type of surface and distance from it totally skews the results. Wired ftw!

28-06-2008, 15:09:42

I've been looking for something like this. Nice review m8.:)

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