It has been over a month since the June 23rd launch date for the AMD AM2 Socket and the NVIDIA nForce500 core logic. AM2 was the first part of AMD's transition to a new generation of Athlon 64 CPU's. The most significant change in AM2 is AMD's transition from DDR1 to DDR2 memory. Along the way NVIDIA has added new and innovative technologies to their nForce chipsets. These include LinkBoost, DualNet®, FirstPacket and Teaming technologies. You can read about these advancements and more in our AMD Socket AM2 Chipset Showdown.