Chip vendor AMD has been shipping test AM2 platforms for almost two weeks and is attempting to convince system integrators and OEMs to use its upcoming designs for their summer/autumn refresh machines.
CRN has also learned that motherboard manufacturers are playing with AM2 Double Data Rate 2 supporting chipsets and that some of the motherboards might be finished by the middle of next month. However, it is unlikely that any of the vendors will launch before Computex in June, but most of the big firms will be ready for that date.
The industry was warned not to expect miracles from the AM2 platform, but that it should work nice and steady, it is just the memory controller that AMD changed inside of the CPU. Manufacturers such as Nvidia used this opportunity to redesign their chipsets and re-brand them.
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