Is socket 754 around for a while.

j_frost

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I have decided to upgrade my gaming PC when I come back from travelling in September. I am trying to decide exactly what chip & mobo to get. I have decided on AMD64 but the socket type is the thing I need to choose.

If socket 754 is going to be around for a bit then the price factor makes the decision easy.

What do you guys think?

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endyen

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Yes and no. The boards may be switched to sempron use. (low end chips like duron or celeron D). The 3700 may be the fastest chips they will see.
On the other hand, the socket 939 will be getting major changes, so no upgrade will be workable on them, in the forseeable future. Pci-express, dual video sockets, DDR2 and a faster frontside bus may all come before we see dual core chips, next fall.
 

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I agree with <b>endyen</b>, Socket754 will become the "low-end" platform. But I don't think S754 is a bad choice, this platform can be upgraded up to 3700+ and S939 is not actually ready for PCI-EXPRESS. So both 754 and 939 have a limited lifespan in terms of GPU upgrade. But, There is tons of AGP based MB that are sold averyday, so we will surely see AGP cards for a long time in the store shelves. Think about it, we still see PCI Video Cards for sale (low-end only).

Personnaly, I plan to upgrade too in late august/september and I will buy a Chaintech VNF3-250 (S754) with an A64 2800+ or 3000+ aven if PCI-EXPRESS is not available, because i know that X800/6800 based Video Cards will be around for a while and they are damn good performer.

My main concern is to get an X800 or a 6800GT??? I wait to which GPU will offer the best price/performance in 2 months!

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PCI Express is going to have a lot of bugs. I may wait till this time next year, for the bugs to get worked out. By that time, prices will drop. My comp plays all the games I play now, very decently.

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PCI-EXPRESS buggy! I doubt it! If something is buggy, it might a specific chipset or chip. PCI-EXPRESS can't be buggy on it's own. It's a standard... And I never heard that AGP, PCI or Hyper-Transport was buggy!

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