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A compilation of 95 AMD products recently EOL'ed
Socket 939 and 754 on life support, long live AM2

DailyTech previously reported AMD’s end-of-life dates for remaining Socket 939 and 754 products. It appears AMD has released a few more PCNs with updates on mobile and server end-of-life (EOL), which includes single-core Athlon 64, Athlon 64 X2, Sempron, Turion and Opteron products.  This brings the total number of EOL'ed products this quarter to 95.

On the Socket 754 side of things the Sempron 2600+, 3100+, 3300+ and 3400+ have been discontinued in favor of the unified Socket AM2 models. Turion models ML-32, ML-34, ML-37, ML-40, ML-42 and ML-44 have been discontinued in favor of newer Socket S1 parts, rounding out the list of discontinued Socket 754 parts.  The MT-32, MT-34, MT-37 and MT-40 chips are also on the way out.

AMD is discontinuing three Socket 940 Opteron processors as well. The discontinued Opteron’s include the 246, 848 and 865 models. AMD is expected to launch a new generation of Opteron processors with its upcoming Socket F based processors.

DailyTech has also been told the AMD 8151 HyperTransport AGP3.0 Graphics tunnel has been EOL’ed too. This may possible be due to NVIDIA’s nForce Pro taking over the AMD professional workstation and server chipset market with its PCI Express capable chipsets.

AMD earlier issued a PCN that discontinues a major portion of its Socket 939 and 754 product lineup. The discontinued products include the single-core Athlon 64 3000+, 3200+, 3400+, 3500+, 3700+ and 3800+ models. Athlon 64 X2 3800+, 4400+ and 4800+ have been discontinued as well. Previous flagship Athlon 64 FX-53, FX-55 and FX-57 round out the list of discontinued Athlon 64 products.

Update 07/11/2006: This morning AMD has announced the planned EOL of the rest of the 939 processors for December 2006

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I give it six
By Wwhat on 7/11/2006 12:53:52 AM , Rating: 2
I give it six month tops before they introduce AM3.
No matter what they claim right now.

RE: I give it six
By Master Kenobi on 7/11/2006 8:25:48 AM , Rating: 1
I'll give it 1 year until they actually start selling them. Your forgetting 1 very important thing here, AMD is very limited in its capacity to produce chips. Theres only a few fabs cranking chips for AMD, and they still havent got all their fabs tooled for 65nm, where as intel is already building/tooling for 45nm and 32nm. Intel, ive gotta give credit where credit is due. When they switch to a smaller process, ex 65nm for CPU's, they switch the 90nm fabs over to cranking out chipsets on a new 90nm process. When they move to 45nm CPU's, we will see the chipsets move to 65nm. Really not a bad idea to get good use out of a fab without having to retool it every three years. AMD doesnt make their own chips so they are really at the mercy of 3rd parties to tool and produce chips in fabs.

RE: I give it six
By shank15217 on 7/11/2006 11:28:48 AM , Rating: 2
You are ignorant to the extreme or you are just playing troll.

RE: I give it six
By Wwhat on 7/11/2006 11:31:27 AM , Rating: 2
They don't make their own chips? are you kidding me? check the news and their site and ask your friends, AMD has several fabs and is opening new ones, the most recent one in the state of new york.
It is true that they have less capacity than intel though.
Perhaps with all the news and rumours you confused AMD with ATI?

RE: I give it six
By ferask1 on 7/11/2006 12:12:48 PM , Rating: 2
yes they do have less fabs, I mean come on its almost a monopoly Intel has like 70 percent of the market while AMD is catching up its still a very big wall

RE: I give it six
By PhantomKnight on 7/12/2006 3:32:21 AM , Rating: 2
AMD doesnt make their own chips so they are really at the mercy of 3rd parties to tool and produce chips in fabs.

Prob should read

AMD doesnt make their own chips so they are really at the mercy of 3rd parties to tool and produce chipsets in fabs.

I think he means chipsets coz AMD dont produce their own.

RE: I give it six
By Lonyo on 7/12/2006 9:38:40 AM , Rating: 2
AMD do have their own production of CPU;s, yes, but IIRC they also have an amount of outsourced production to 3rd party fabs to supplement their own production in their own fabs, which means when they are at peak output themselves in their own production facilities they would be at the mercy of 3rd party fabs to top up production.
There was an article somewhere about how AMD production levels were going to increase with FAB36 etc, but also there was some stretch room from I think 3rd party fabs.

They are definately NOT at the mercy of anyone else though, but if they did need more capacity they could have issues since then they would be at the whim of 3rd party fabs.

END of Life doesnt mean immediately
By ferask1 on 7/11/2006 12:11:10 PM , Rating: 2
Just because its end of life doesn't mean they are going to stop manufacturing the chips right away, give it a half a year before they stop manufacturing it by which you will still have plenty of time to have fun with your CPU's. And if you notice not all socket 939s are getting cancelled duh, AMD wouldn't do that. It's just a warning to get ready for newer CPU's in the future and like the man above said consolidate for manufcaturing.

By Anh Huynh on 7/11/2006 2:59:21 PM , Rating: 2
End-of-life sets the last date a distributor can place an order and the last date the particular model will ship...after that its gone forever...

RE: END of Life doesnt mean immediately
By KristopherKubicki on 7/11/2006 3:04:51 PM , Rating: 2
And if you notice not all socket 939s are getting cancelled duh, AMD wouldn't do that.

Actually, it would.

RE: END of Life doesnt mean immediately
By pr0nbot on 7/11/2006 4:51:28 PM , Rating: 2

By pr0nbot on 7/11/2006 4:51:52 PM , Rating: 2
pr0nbot uses Slot-A

And death comes swiftly...
By searingsky on 7/10/2006 7:36:01 PM , Rating: 2
You know, I can understand wanting to end production of some products after a certain amount of time has passes, but AMD's kinda making things get a little on the limited side. I know they wanna push people to the dual-core-only side, but really, does hacking off the vast majority of already-good products need to occur? Last I checked, comsumers did better with having choices, not stricter limitations. I dunno if this is the proper way for AMD to garner sales though. And I certainly don't think forcing retailers to yoink the products so abruptly is wise either. Ending production is fine, but retail removal just doesn't sound like a sane idea. People will eventually shift to AM2 for the AMD platform, so forcing the switch really shouldn't be happening. I mean, people will eventually buy them. It's almost like AMD products are all limited-editions these days. :/ *sigh* Ah well. Farewell, ye budget processors we loved so much... We hardly knew you (or got enough time to). *salutes*

RE: Also
By searingsky on 7/10/2006 7:39:37 PM , Rating: 2
Is it just me or does it seem they're wanting removal of the X2s just a BIT hasty? They've been out not even a year and already AMD wants to hack them off. It's slightly sounding like the Socket 423 days here, but in a different manner.

RE: And death comes swiftly...
By dagamer34 on 7/10/2006 7:41:05 PM , Rating: 2
It's simply to consolidate manufacturing. They'll improve their bottom line if they decrease the variety of chips they make. This is why we are also seeing reports of new Athlon X2 chips with only 256KB L2 cache per core. It'll probably replace their low-to-mid end lineup anyway.

RE: And death comes swiftly...
By searingsky on 7/10/2006 7:58:54 PM , Rating: 2
As long as the ends justify the means, I wouldn't mind it as much. Just hoping the price/performance ratios of the new bottom line show this.

By TheLiberalTruth on 7/12/2006 1:03:04 AM , Rating: 4
DailyTech really needs an editor. Grammar is terrible here. For example, the plural of Opteron is Opterons, not Opteron's, and something that has been discontinued can be written about as having been EOLed, but not EOL'ed.

RE: Editor
By ChEMiX on 7/12/2006 6:20:52 AM , Rating: 1

so what exactly are the grammatical rules for making words out of acronyms

It's like reading a Starbucks menu.
By Inkjammer on 7/10/2006 7:35:10 PM , Rating: 2
Now, if I only had clue what each one of those product numbers meant. I mean, I can deduce "3800" as an Athlon 3800 and "fx57" is pretty self explainatory. Reading a list of inventory parts and knowing how they relate to "off-the-shelf" is another story.

By dilz on 7/11/2006 12:24:30 AM , Rating: 2
Now, if I only had clue what each one of those product numbers meant.

Check out these two links and you'll be ready for the x86 version of Trivial Pursuit!

Neither one does the entire job...

Search for "AMD OPN" if you have more interest in the matter.

By syne24 on 7/10/2006 11:02:29 PM , Rating: 2
what about their obligation to warranty? So if my 939 cpu is getting rma, will it come back as an equivalent am2 cpu? Then I'm force to buy a new setup?

RE: warranty?
By deeznuts on 7/11/2006 12:34:55 AM , Rating: 2
I think they keep reserves or refurbed cpus or something. I just rma'd a s478 2.6c northwood. They rma'd it no problem.

By DangerIsGo on 7/10/2006 11:08:40 PM , Rating: 2
S754 I understand but S939 was AMDs flagship socket for a long time, prob one of the longest sockets lifetime. Why cant AMD understand that I DONT WANT TO upgrade to AM2 just yet becuase THERE IS NO PERFORMACE GAIN from 939 to AM2. The cost to upgrade my hardcore 939 comp to another comp w/ the same performance isnt worth my time AND money! Keep the opterons (preferrably the dualies) in stock as they are a big part of AMDs sales but I can see getting rid of the lower end models. I still dont understand why the FX series is getting the boot though...

RE: no!
By Lonyo on 7/11/2006 7:46:12 PM , Rating: 2
Socket 939 has been around less time than Socket 754. 754 was the mainstream, 940 the high end for a while before 939 even came to be. Socket 939 has been around 2 years (introduced June 2004), hardly a "long time" really.
They also had 2 high end chips before 939 came about, the FX51 and 53 for Socket 940.
Socket 754 was around 8 or 9 months before 939, and it's still around today.
Socket 939 was a fairly short lifetime. Socket A, now there was a monster.

AMD is the new Ford.
By smilingcrow on 7/10/2006 7:34:02 PM , Rating: 3
You can have any CPU as long as it’s AM2 and in black. :)

By pr0nbot on 7/11/06, Rating: -1
So, basically...
By Josh7289 on 7/10/2006 8:04:13 PM , Rating: 2
So, basically, by this time next year, we'll be left with only AM2 processors? Eh, whatever. Might as well speed up the move to DDR2 and whatnot.

Minor Typo
By fbrdphreak on 7/10/2006 11:37:13 PM , Rating: 2
The MT as well as ML Turion 64 processors are discontinued, not just the ML as indicated in the article. I know, I nitpick :P

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