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hey im just putting together my new rig which includes an opteron 165 which will hopefully be overclocked to 2.7ghz on each core, thing is i dont know how good the steppings are on the opteron im about to buy. any help???? cant find any info on google
oh yeh, the 165 has the same spec as the 4800x2 but is clocked only at 1.8ghz at standard, BUT they are good because they overclock like crazy, have found loads of examples of people oc'ing to 2.7ghz on each core just with air cooling, thats my aim!!
They arent as good as a 4800+ X2 in terms of gaming as most of the opteron cpus lack the extensions that the x2s have that are useless for the server market but are useful to a home user.
Opterons make good server chips they arent quite so good in a home system, so i have read. If you are setting up a gaming server though they are just the thing, for some reason they dont game as well as the proper X2s or obviously the FX series chips but nothing is as good as them when it comes to games.
i see, but in price comparison its either a 3800 x2 or an oc'd opteron 165, which should outperform the 3800 x2 in gaming surely because the cache alone is twice the size and core speeds will be 0.5 faster. thats what im working with!
any ideas about the steppings then???