AMD's S939 form factor still Alive?

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October 17, 2009 at 13:17:12
Specs: Windows 7, X2 4400+ OC 2.8ghz 4gb DDR 400
Leave it to ASRock to do something like this.

ASRock 939A785GMH128M Specifications

•Socket 939 for AMD Athlon™ 64FX / 64X2 / 64 processors

•Solid Capacitor for CPU power

•AMD 785G + SB710 Chipsets

•Supports Dual Channel DDR 400/333/266 with 4 DIMM slots, maximum capacity up to 4GB

•Integrated AMD Radeon HD 4200 graphics, DX10.1 class iGPU, Shader Model 4.1, Max. shared memory 512MB

•Integrated 128MB side port memory for iGPU

•Supports ATI™ Hybrid CrossFireX™

•1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot (green @ x16 mode)

•Three VGA Output options: D-Sub, DVI-D and HDMI

•Supports HDCP function with DVI-D port

•Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) / HD-DVD playback with DVI-D port

•5 x SATAII 3.0 Gb/s, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10 and JBOD), NCQ, AHCI and “Hot Plug” functions

•1 x eSATAII Port

•PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s

•ASRock Smart BIOS, OC DNA, OC Tuner, IES, Instant Boot, Instant Flash

•EuP Ready

•7.1 CH Windows® Vista™ Premium Level HD Audio (ALC888 Audio Codec)

•Windows® Vista™ Premium 2008 Logo Ready

•I/O Panel : 1 x VGA/DVI-D Port, 1 x VGA/D-Sub Port, 1 x HDMI Port, 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port, 4 x Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports, 1 x eSATAII Port, 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED

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October 17, 2009 at 14:45:44
Cool way to recycle old hardware and/or upgrade video if that thing is cheap (<50 bucks) enough.


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October 17, 2009 at 15:22:04
I think it's a good idea for those still using socket 939 systems. This should add alittle bit more life to that aging form factor. I still thought that it was a little too early for AMD to pull the plug on the socket 939 when they did. It would have been nice to see it last a year longer then it did.

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October 17, 2009 at 17:31:29
Asrock, Asrock...

Socket 939 is still very much alive here at the Bomb House. :) Probably one of my favourite sockets/CPUs of all time. The missus is running an X2 4600 rig, and I'm still making do with an Opteron 185 dual-core running at 3.2GHz on an A8N32-SLI board--IMO THE socket 939 board to have.

I usually keep my distance from Asrock boards. They're fun to look at, but that's about The one Asrock board I had to deal with was LGA 775-based and had AGP, PCIe, DDR, and DDR2 slots. Both AGP and PCIe video performance was a$$ slow, and the board itself didn't seem very stable.

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October 18, 2009 at 07:43:40
Too bad AMD's affordable Propus A2X4 isn't a viable option here. That would have made it harder to resist, depending on how cheap the mobo is being offered. But I share jackbomb's sentiment, I don't see myself building a personal machine around an ASRock motherboard.

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October 18, 2009 at 16:54:50
This will prob be priced around the same price bracket as the rest of the 785g chipsets. Is it worth it? I guess it depends upon how much money you have tied into your current socket 939 system.

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