AMD to standardize on Socket M2

— 2:07 AM on October 21, 2005

DigiTimes is reporting that AMD will standardize on Socket M2 for all of its desktop processors. High-end chips will be the first to take advantage of AMD's new socket, but mid-range and low-end chips built for Socket M2 will also be available next year. Taiwanese motherboard manufacturers are applauding the move, which should help to lower their production costs. Mobo makers also indicate that Socket 939 and 754 will "still be on the market" by the end of next year, although it's unclear how long AMD plans to release new processors for older sockets once M2 is rolled out.

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