Socket C32

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Socket C32
Socket C32 on a Supermicro H8DCL-6F motherboard
Type LGA
Chip form factors Flip-chip land grid array
Contacts 1207
FSB protocol Two HyperTransport 3.1 links operating 6.40 GT/s or two HT 1.1 links operating at 800 MHz
Processors AMD Opteron 4000 series

This article is part of the CPU socket series

The AMD Socket C32 is the server processor socket for AMD's current single-CPU and dual-CPU Opteron 4000 series CPUs. It is the successor to Socket AM3 for single-CPU servers and the successor for Socket F for lower-end dual-CPU servers. (High-end dual-CPU servers will use Socket G34 with 8 and 12-core Magny-Cours Opteron CPUs.) Socket C32 supports two DDR3 SDRAM channels. It is based on the current Socket F and uses a similar 1207-land LGA socket but is not physically or electrically compatible with Socket F due to the use of DDR3 SDRAM instead of the DDR2 SDRAM that Socket F platforms use.

Socket C32 was launched June 23, 2010 as part of the San Marino platform with the four and six-core Opteron 4100 "Lisbon" processors. Like Socket G34, it also uses the AMD SR5690, SR5670, and SR5650 chipsets. Socket C32 is also being used in the ultra-low-power Adelaide platform with the SR5650 chipset and HT1 interconnects instead of HT3.1. Socket C32 also supports the Bulldozer-based six- and eight-core "Valencia" Opterons introduced in November of 2011.

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