New G34 Motherboards Pictured
Currently, the server world is dominated by Intel’s Nehalem Xeons, proving to be powerful, but expensive. In 2010, AMD plan to change that with the release of the first 8-Core and 12-Core processors on a new socket – G34. So, what does this new socket and new CPUs offer us? How about support for Quad-Channel DDR3 memory, 4 HyperTransport lanes and second-generation direct connect architecture? Oh, and let’s not forget support for Two, Four, Six and Eight (?) socket motherboards, with potential of up to 64 processing cores?! Thanks to INPAI, we have two pictures from two motherboard manufactures – Inventec (First) and Quanta (Next). They are both dual-socket motherboards, while the only visible difference is that the Inventec comes with 12 DDR3 slots (maximum 48GB RAM) and the Quanta comes with only 8 (maximum 32GB RAM). 2010 will be an interesting year for AMD.