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Single core socket S1 for all

AMD has silently introduced three new S1 processors following the yesterday’s launch of the Turion 64 X2 Mobile. The new Mobile Sempron arrives in 3200+, 3400+, and 3500+ models in Socket S1 with support for DDR2 memory. Pricing is expected to be around $107, $134, and $142 in batches of 1000.

There haven’t been any specific details on the new processors available yet but it’s expected to be a single core x86-64 compatible processor with 256KB or 512KB L2 cache configurations. Clock speed is still unknown at this time but it wouldn’t be too surprising to see speeds around  2GHz.

As with all other AMD mobile processors the new Mobile Sempron supports AMD PowerNow! and Digital Media Xpress technologies. Don’t expect the Mobile Sempron to arrive in thin & light notebooks though. AMD is targeting the Mobile Sempron as a value level processor for entry level notebooks that tend to be average size.

Mobile users should expect socket S1 based Sempron notebooks to be coupled with the ATI Xpress 1100 or NVIDIA GeForce Go 6100/6150 chipsets.


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Stopgap Ahoy!
By Xenoterranos on 5/19/2006 11:14:23 AM , Rating: 2
Now a lot of us budget-minded early adopters (ha!) Have a way to get into AM2 early and still not feel slighted when the real am2 procs come out next year. I'll be spending my money on that ASUS board that was reviewd a few weeks ago here and a semperon. $120 isn't that bad for a cpu i'll be using for about a year.

Btw, I'm upgrading from a skt754 Athlon 64 2800+. I'v been wanting to upgrade the video card out of AGP for Soooooooo long, so even one of the low end semperons wouldn't be a step back for me.




RE: Stopgap Ahoy!
By jkresh on 5/19/2006 1:48:45 PM , Rating: 2
The article is talking about mobile semprons which are socket S1 not AM2. While S1 and AM2 share some features (ddr2...) I do not think thye are pin compatible.


RE: Stopgap Ahoy!
By drxploder on 5/19/2006 4:57:17 PM , Rating: 2
AM2 will have its semprons, look at DailyTech's article on pricing, I'm not sure if they'll be there at launch or whatever, but there will be $70 Semprons available (probably what I'll buy)


RE: Stopgap Ahoy!
By Furen on 5/19/2006 5:48:29 PM , Rating: 2
There will be Socket AM2 Semprons available at launch but it doesnt sound like they'll have 256K/512K L2 caches that these mobile Semprons will have.


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