TR Forum Tidings: Upgrading to Socket AM2

— 4:43 PM on May 29, 2007

For this week's forum tidings post, we've picked out this thread by gerbil newbie TurtlePerson2, which is about upgrading to AMD's Socket AM2 platform. TurtlePerson2 currently has a Socket 939-based Athlon 64 3200+ system, and he's wondering whether the jump to Socket AM2 would be worth it.

Considering AMD's new processors are on the horizon and Intel currently has the performance crown, one might be tempted to answer "no." That said, AMD's chips do offer rather good value in the sub-$150 price range, and the company's next-gen Phenom processors will be Socket AM2-compatible. In TurtlePerson2's thread, a few gerbils recommend either waiting or going with Intel hardware instead, but others like riviera74, PerfectCr, and torax suggest upgrading to Socket AM2 now may be a decent option.

What about you? What's your take? Would you upgrade now, buy something else, or wait? If you have something to contribute, feel free to hit the thread and reply. You'll want to register for a forum account if you don't have one.

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