AMD plans to offer its dual-core Opteron 100 series using a 939-pin socket. The dual-core 100 series is scheduled to hit the market in the third quarter of this year. Opteron 152 will be the last Opteron 100 series Socket 940 processor. All new dual-core Opteron 100 processors will be Socket 939. The new 100 series Opterons will allow vendors to offer lower cost Opteron systems, as Socket 939 motherboards widely support unbuffered DIMMs instead of registered DIMMs.

AMD plans to offer its dual-core Opteron 100 series using a 939-pin socket. The dual-core 100 series is scheduled to hit the market in the third quarter of this year. Opteron 152 will be the vendor’s last Opteron 100 series Socket 940 processor. All new dual-core Opteron 100 processors will be Socket 939. The new 100 series Opterons will allow vendors to offer lower cost Opteron systems, as Socket 939 motherboards widely support unbuffered DIMMs instead of registered DIMMs.