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Thread: AMD to launch dual-core Athlon 64 on May 31

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    looks like there just showing it off

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    For my next machine I want two of those dual core opterons.

    Just 'cos it's cool.


    Well, not cool as in low temperature, more like OMFGthaTRoxcORSPWNage cool.
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    Imagine the up'ed performance

    But godamit, i bet i'll range in the $700+ for the lower end of these X2's



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    I can order them already, I think Up to 4800"x2" 2MB L2. Not as expensive as I thought they'd be, but the best ones cost more than the FX-55s already.

    Not in stock yet though, obviosly.

    The best ones go for 9590kr, that's about $1315 US.

    The X2 4200 (2.2Ghz/1MB L2) goes for about $700 here, which means that it should be cheaper in the US.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnnY
    For my next machine I want two of those dual core opterons.
    Are you sure?
    The Opterons are socket940 and that platform has been developed as a server/business product.
    Thus, it is unlikely to ever get the drool-factor goodies that 939 based machines will...stuff like high-end sound or even SLI.

    One of my co-workers built a dual processor Opteron system and my rig kicks it's ass in benchmarks like SuperPi and Sandra memory bandwidth.
    He could prolly build a spreadsheet twice as fast as I could, but who cares?

    With the information now available, dual core chips don't appear to offer much to the home-user/gamer at all.
    Naturally, this could change if software is optimized for dual core CPUs, but that could take quite a while as the initial focus will be on business applications.
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    It's what I want.

    If it wasn't for this pesky thing called money getting in the way I would get it, too

    I know it's about as impractical as is possible, but I want it the same way I want an SLi setup (too bad I couldn't combine the two btw) or a striped raptor array. I want it 'cos I've never put something like it together.

    I just wanna' try stuff out, you know?

    Realistically speaking my next setup, which won't be built for a long time yet as I love this one , will probably be something more mundane since the kind of cost an opteron system would bring can't really be justified

    Though it would be excellent as a server for the LANage, and I bet it would do well if you wanted a heap of running dls and whatnot, and a gameserver, while playing on it.

    It'd prolly fold like nothing else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnnY
    It's what I want.
    That's actually all you had to say.
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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    It's what I want.
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    @clocker: are you sure that will work, I'm sure they'll want some money, if only for shipping.
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