DDR2 hasn't helped intel any
yeah that's cause Intel was still using the north bridge....AMD did away with the north bridge and put in the ondie memory controller which gave the same and in some cases more bandwidth than an Intel system with DDR2....now take that AMD optimized memory controller, add in DDR2, and you should be seeing upwards of 10gb/sec+ memory bandwidth....so IMO it should help out AMD quite a bit.
It doesn't make sense at all. They've been naming sockets due to the number of pins on a specific CPU. 370, 478, 775, 939, 940???
Now, they decide... hmmm we'll create new CPU's with new support, they'll have 940 pins, but now we'll call it M2
Well......it's actually only one of two names
Socket 462 = Socket A
Socket 939 = Socket T ( I think...although I know Intel has a socket T....)...point being I believe AMD technically has two different naming schemes for their processors.
However......inquirer says it won't be M2:
Says it'll be AM2