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Old 09-09-2004, 05:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Athlon FX-53 Socket 939 and 940? The Difference?

I was reading a review to see that the 939 had better performance in 3d games, what exacty is the difference in these sockets? Is it worth the money?

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Old 09-09-2004, 05:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Socket 939 supports hypertransport which kicks up the onboard front side bus to 2gb. Socket 939 also supports dual channel ram. Those two things alone will give you your noticable gamming difference. The socket 939 fx-53 is the top AMD processor at the moment *drool*

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Old 09-09-2004, 05:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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As far as I knew, they already supported HT

939 allows for dual channel support and you don't need the expensive and slow Registered RAM

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Old 09-10-2004, 01:14 AM   #4 (permalink)
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939 performs slightly better than the 940 because, like Merlin said, 940 uses the ECC and Registered ram, which is more expensive and slower than normal non-ECC and unregistered ram.
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Old 09-10-2004, 04:21 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I'd say wait for the FX-55 if you're going into the FX series
socket 939 is slightly faster though, like what was posted above, they don't need registerd RAM
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Theres 1 less pin on the 939

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