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Thread: Will AMD Hammer CPUs fit into current mobos?




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    Just wondering because I just got a new one to support Athlon XPs. Will I need to upgrade again to goto a Hammer CPU or could it work with a BIOS flash? :?:

    Or is it a different socket configuration?

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    The socket remains the same but chipset compatability is the real question that hasn't been answered yet. :smokin:
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    That's a neat sig Milenko:thumb:
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    I can't see the Clawhammer working with current chipsets since it will be based on a new architecture w/64bit instruction suport

    But there's still the Thoroughbread and Barton .13um cores to work through before we'll see any Hammers

    http://www.amd.com/us-en/Corporate/V...04_608,00.html

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    http://www.amd.com/us-en/Corporate/V...5_3931,00.html


    Q: Will “Hammer” use Socket A technology?

    A: AMD’s existing line of AMD Athlon™ and AMD Duron™ microprocessors use Socket A technology. With the implementation of the “Hammer” architecture in AMD’s future line of microprocessors, a new socket will be required. Additional information about this new high-performance socket will be announced in the future.

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    although the clawhammer will be based on new 64 bit technology it says that it will be backwards compatible to work with existing x86 archtectures.. Given that I would think that a simple BIOs flash would be all that is needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ne0z
    although the clawhammer will be based on new 64 bit technology it says that it will be backwards compatible to work with existing x86 archtectures.. Given that I would think that a simple BIOs flash would be all that is needed.
    but if more than 462 pins are required in the proc. to support the 64 bit instructions - i'll be a tight fit in an s462 mainboard :hammer:

    This isn't just a die shrink - it's a new architecture - AMD's website says a new socket is forthcoming

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    When will te new processor be introduced?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ne0z
    although the clawhammer will be based on new 64 bit technology it says that it will be backwards compatible to work with existing x86 archtectures.. Given that I would think that a simple BIOs flash would be all that is needed.

    What they're talking about is the fact that the new processor will still be compatible with existing hardware components and programs/operating systems. A simple BIOS FLASH won't do the trick because a new socket design will be necessary.
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