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Post by JohnT » 06/24/02, 9:12 pm

With so many form factors on the table, which one seems to have the best longevity?
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Post by RedRage » 06/25/02, 2:07 am

Do you mean CPU as in Socket 7, Slot 1, etc or Motherboard as in AT or ATX?

I think a form of ATX is going to be around for awhile, while CPU designs will usally change with each new processor designed.

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Post by JohnT » 06/25/02, 3:48 am

CPU. I realize they change, but what is the "feeling" on the longevity of ones offered today.
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Post by SOD » 06/25/02, 7:55 am

The question is "How stable was the manufactoring process relative to the batch made." A 1.3gig athlonT and a 1.7gig athlonT is the same chip one is just stable at one frequency while another is stable at another. The differience amounts to about a 5% real time increase in signal speed.

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Post by RedRage » 06/25/02, 7:57 am

I think thats a hard question to answer since each cpu is different and new ones i think are going to be released by AMD this summer(?) I think the best bet would be to look on Intel and AMD's web sites and search for their road map. They usually have great info on them on what to expect.

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Post by JohnT » 06/25/02, 8:17 am

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The question is "How stable was the manufactoring process relative to the batch made." A 1.3gig athlonT and a 1.7gig athlonT is the same chip one is just stable at one frequency while another is stable at another. The differience amounts to about a 5% real time increase in signal speed.
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Note the longevity of the chip themselves, but the form factor as stated by Red. (example) Socket 7. How long do you estimate it will be mfg. etc, etc. Looking at the upgrade potential (eg:mobo) as it used to be. Seems as if it doesn't exist anymore.

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