"This is something we have worked on for a while based on customer feedback," said Brent Barry, director of brand marketing for AMD's FX series of gamer chips. . . . AMD's Barry said that machines with the new sockets will be to run multithreaded games at better performance levels than Intel-based machines.AMD is expected to announce this "new socket" some time today, possibly at its technology analyst meeting. The meeting announcement says attendees will be treated to "key presentations regarding AMD’s microprocessor business" that may contain "forward-looking and other material information." Thanks to TR reader Pjer for the tip.
Patrick Moorhead, vice president of global channel marketing, said the new socket would ship in the second half of 2006 and target the high-end gamer segment.