First Photographs Of AMD Socket F (Socket 1207)
Dutch Tweakers.net published the first photographs of AMD's Socket F (Socket 1207) included in company's roadmap in May this year. The new socket is designed for multi-way Opteron servers, supports DDR2, and might also offer an integrated PCI Express controller.
Jugding by the fact that socket is separated into two areas, each Opteron core has its own contact group to be treated as a separate processor.
You can also see that pins are now located in the Socket F, resembling Intel's Socket 775, instead of CPU. Speaking of pins, though named Socket 1207, it has 1206 actual contacts (like Socket 479 and its 478 pins).
The aforementioned DDR2 support includes 533, 667 and 800 clock rates to compete with Intel's FB DIMM (planned in Dempsey platform).
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