Socket AM2, Socket F motherboards pictured


— 3:11 PM on March 13, 2006

PC Watch (in Japanese, bring a translator) has some pictures of various Socket AM2 and Socket F boards from CeBit. The pictures show nearly fifty different boards from Abit, Albatron, AOpen, ASRock, Asus, DFI, ECS, Epox, Foxconn, Gigabyte, MSI, and Tyan. Most of the boards use nForce 500 series or GeForce 6100 chipsets, but there are a handful of offerings based on core logic from ATI, ULi, and VIA. Seven of the boards also use AMD's upcoming 1,207-pin Socket F Land Grid Array, which aside from a higher pin count, is similar to Intel's LGA775.

In related news, The Inquirer has a picture of a microATX Socket 939 SLI board from eVGA. Shuttle has had its small form factor SLI barebones for a while, but it's good to see a non-proprietary product for microATX systems. Let's hope eVGA and other manufacturers end up releasing similar boards for Socket AM2.

 
   
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