Socket S1 is type of motherboard interface designed to house a central processing unit (CPU). AMD is the only processor manufacturer that designs CPUs compatible with socket S1. The company restricts compatibility with the socket to two classes of processor.
Socket S1 is part of a "mobile" platform, meaning that it's found only in motherboards designed for laptop computers. According to AMD, the socket contains 638 pin holes. However, socket S1 motherboards are not necessarily compatible with all 638-pin processors.
The motherboard's chipset also determines which processors are compatible with the system. AMD states that socket S1 motherboards use the m690t/Sb600 chipset. This chipset also dictates that the CPU use DDR2 memory.
The socket S1 motherboard and chipset combination allows compatibility with AMD's Turion 64 X2 Mobile and Mobile Sempron processors. The primary difference between these units is that all Turion 64 X2 CPUs have two cores. This means they contain two processors installed on the same chip, allowing them to execute multiple software instructions simultaneously.
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