Where's the Opteron Club?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ShepsCrook, Dec 28, 2005.

  1. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    There's an AMD64 club... And an X2 club?

    What about the opteron club?
     
  2. kcnychief

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    Not enough of a following maybe? But, you may have just started a thread, perhaps others will follow suit :)
     
  3. ShepsCrook

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    Hopefully. Opterons are gaining popularity because of the fact that they are FX series processors that just missed a few tests.
     
  4. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Opterons are effectively A64's, single, dual or if you are really rich, you can have a 2 way, 4 way or 8 way setup :cool:

    There is a single core and dual-core setup and I don't recall too many people with a sckt 940 setup.

    I'll probably sticky a thread pretty soon which encompasses all this stuff :)
     
  5. mlakrid

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    didnt AMD stop making them though??

    dual opertons I am speaking of....
     
  6. ShepsCrook

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    I am just seeing a trend on other sites of people using Opterons. Much like myself, I prefer them over the X2's and single cores.
     
  7. Sazar

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    The assumption is the opterons are tested better, more strenuosly therefore they make better oc'ers.

    There is nothing to really support that though :)

    The proc is essentially the same.

    Post your cpu-id in the dual core thread to compare.
     
  8. Sazar

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    Nope, they had a shortage due to to demand or something, they are still making them.
     
  9. mlakrid

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    why was AMD tight lipped about a shortage?
    That makes no sense...
     
  10. ShepsCrook

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    They announced a shortage on a lot of chips recently. I'm glad I got my Opteron. It's VERY fast, and runs very cool. I can't wait to overclock it a bit.
     
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    AMD64 includes Athlon64, Opertron, Sempron64, Athlon64 FX....