Socket 939, 940 Opteron phase-out plan revealed

China's HKEPC (in Chinese, translate here) has the scoop on AMD's end of life timetable for Socket 940 and 939 Opterons. The chips will be progressively terminated after the introduction of the new 1,207-pin Socket F, which will be land grid array-based and enable support for DDR2 RAM. On the Socket 940 front, the Opteron 244 and 844 will be the first to go, with last orders taking place in the first quarter of this year. The 152 will follow in the second quarter, with the 246, 846, 846HE, and 848 joining it in the third quarter, and the 246HE, 248, 848HE, and 865 in the fourth quarter. The last shipments will take place two months after the last order dates, starting in the third quarter for 244 and 844 chips. The rest of the Socket 940 line, along with all Socket 939 Opterons, will be phased out throughout 2007.

With AMD's roadmaps apparently placing the last orders for Socket 939 chips in the fourth quarter, it'll be nice to see the current Opterons survive a little longer. Interestingly, though, it looks like AMD plans to phase out Socket 754 in the same time frame as the last Opterons, with last orders all taking place at the end of 2007.

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