Originally posted by: Unknown Is there any motherboard with a socket S1 out there ?
I can't find any ?
If you're asking about a Desktop
, i.e. ATX or µATX motherboard then no, there are no Socket S1 desktop boards that I know of.
Originally posted by: Unknown Will there be any available, or is that going to be limited to laptop ?
Since Low-power parts with very similar specifications compared to mobile Socket S1 parts are available for the regular Desktop Socket AM2, there is no real reason to use a mobile part in a desktop motherboard anymore.
For example, the Socket AM2 Athlon 64 X2 3800+ EE SFF (Energy Efficient Small Form Factor) has a 35W TDP and is clocked at 2.0GHz with 512KB L2-cache per core which makes it pretty much identical to a Turion 64 X2 TL-60 (specification-wise).
Many people liked to use some of the older, 754-pin mobile parts in desktop boards to achieve a significantly reduced power-consumption/heat generation which (although it was feasible and did work just fine in many cases) resulted often in various compatibility issues, e.g. Heatsink installation on lidless parts, BIOS-issues, etc.
The Socket AM2 EE and especially EE SFF parts are designed for use in a silent or small form factor environment such as HTPCs where noise, heat-generation and power-consumption are critical.
Since they are basically just normal desktop parts which have been certified/validated to run stably at a significantly lower core voltage reducing heat generation and power-consumption, there are no more compatibility issues (i.e. you can use any Socket AM2 motherboard and heatsink you like).
Consequently, there is no need at all for Desktop-style Socket S1 motherboards which is why I wouldn't expect any motherboard manufacturer to make such a board.
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