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#31
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Really, didnt know they chaned the core on the opteron series, last time i checked them(which was a while ago mind you when hey brought out the dual cpu was last time i looked at them properly) they still used there own core which was closer to a semprons more basic architecture than the athlons but it had a cache bigger than both. Thats quite a good overclock though for any chip.



Yeah the opteron has a venus and denmark core. They have singe and dual core of course.


AMD Opteron 148 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor - Retail - is only $256 at the time I posted but that one is not dual core.


http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103596



AMD Opteron 165 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Dual Core Processor - Retail - $355 at the time I posted and is dual core with the denmark core.


http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103588


http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103587 - OEM version.


The socket 940 opterons are SledgeHammer, troy and italy.

some of the sledgehammer socket 940 opterons are cheap. To many links to post lol...

Edited by jrm20, 23 January 2006 - 12:16 AM.

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Did you get it mainly for a server or web server??

It's my desktop. :tazz:

I paid $275 for the CPU, $125 for the mobo. Monarchcomputer.com had a great deal on a combo. AMD announced some new pricing today, so we should see some price decreases.
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Yeah the reason i dont know as much about them is they are so hard to get hold off, none of the hardware sites i frequent stock them, and the one i go on that usually has the best stuff only has a few and only the slowest one is actually in stock. Rare as hens teeth in the main stores here, you have to go to one of the more specialised ones or order the things on specially to get them. Only one of them i can find and order straight away and thats a 270 and those cost a fortune.

I would consider buying one for my next upgrade from what ive seen of them just now but i cant buy one if i cant get one which kinda suck as i would like to switch over to dual core this summer and those things are much cheaper than the athlons are.
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It's my desktop. :tazz:

I paid $275 for the CPU, $125 for the mobo. Monarchcomputer.com had a great deal on a combo. AMD announced some new pricing today, so we should see some price decreases.




Do some quick benchmarks for me or just tell me how it does on a 3d intense game like fear, farcry, etc..


Im interested in getting another computer soon but my pentium 4 3.0ghz prescott and 6800gt overclocked plays any game on high settings without hiccups. I might wait abit until dual core is more demanded in programs and games. I have the socket 478 core but I have a wicked dfi lanparty motherboard and good corsair xms memory, fans, cpu fan, gpu fan all decked out and a raptor 74 gb harddrive, and another 120gb hard-drive. Every part is high quality and expensive so I dont want to get rid of it yet or upgrade quite yet. I may just keep this and then get a dual core system also.
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I have herd good things about that opteron dual core, and I will probably end up getting one soon. lol
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Do some quick benchmarks for me or just tell me how it does on a 3d intense game like fear, farcry, etc..

I still have some tweaking to do, and haven't even overclocked the video card yet. My first run of 3DMark was ~7,500. The CPU and memory benchmarks are considerably higher than the P4EE's and X2's listed on Si-Soft. I'll post some screen shots of benchmarks once I get it dialed in.

From the seat if the pants perspective, it's a lot faster on games, and a little faster for desktop use. I had a P4 that would overclock to 3.51 w/an X800Pro, so it wasn't a slouch. I've been a little underwhelmed with the dual-core, but I haven't used it long, and future software will take better advantage of it. Finally, 64-bit drivers and software can be hard to locate at times. 64-bit Vista has hardly any drivers available.
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