• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.

Athlon 64/FX

O

OTE

Guest
#1
Around christmas time, probably just after I hope to do a long term upgrade with my computer as i am going to uni next year.
The plan is to buy a Athlon 64 motherboard that will last for hopefully 2 years or so, i know i need new ram, the only thing is whats the difference between the Athlon 64 and the Athlon FX.
Other upgrades will follow close to uni time i.e. vid card, sound card(if needed) etc.

Regards

OTE
 
#2
you sure you dont want to wait a few months until the Athlon 64 motherboards are revised. Following the Athlon64 could be a whole new breed of motherboard add-ons.
 
#3
Waiting is good advice.

There is no 64 BIT operating system so we should all be cowering in fear of buying anything waiting for Microshaft to announce that the "new 64 BIT operating system will require certain hardware features not available in the first release MBs" or CPU masks.

Think I'm paranoid? Well, yes I am, but ask an old fart to tell you all about Windows and the 333 Mhz limit.

Ok, I'll give you a hint. When the K6 generation CPU's passed 333 Mhz everyone found out there was a bug in Windows timing. The OEM manufacturers passed out a Windows patch that allowed people to run the 333+ CPUs but anyone who owned a retail version of Windows was screwed. You had to upgrade to the latest version of Windows for $95 or return your new CPU and hope you got a refund.

This was solely a Windows bug that M$ refused to fix and had nothing to do with the CPUs. I know because it happened to me and I got to talk to all the tech support people at M$ and AMD.
 

ming

OSNN Advanced
#4
Originally posted by OTE
...whats the difference between the Athlon 64 and the Athlon FX...

Regards

OTE
From what I've read in the news is that the Athlon 64 is the Athlon 64, but the Athlon FX is based on the earlier versions of the single Opertron processor with less cache(can't remember how many pins it has though).

As for a 64-bit OS, MS is currently developing one specifically for the AMD64 processors. However, there has been no news on this topic except for a few annoucements made by AMD on their website.

MS has released their original 64-bit OS for Itanium2, but guess what?! It doesn't support dvd playback; cd writing; and many other essential features that 99.9% of what home users use on a day to day basis.
 

ming

OSNN Advanced
#5
I'm fairly interested in getting the Gigabyte K8NNXP mobo, which has DPS (dual power system), nForce3, SATA; IEEE1934; 2x RJ45 (Dual LAN (1 @ 10/100; a @ 1000mbps))

EDIT: sorry, it's IEEE1934b, NOT IEEE1934.
Basically the IEEE1934b has 800Mbps bandwidth instead of the 400Mbps from the first release.
 
#6
Originally posted by ming
EDIT: sorry, it's IEEE1934b, NOT IEEE1934.
Basically the IEEE1934b has 800Mbps bandwidth instead of the 400Mbps from the first release.
Well acctually it's 1394. ;)

And as for OS, Linux and BSD are 64-bit ready, aren't they?
 
K

Kvasi

Guest
#7
Re: Re: Athlon 64/FX

Originally posted by ming
MS has released their original 64-bit OS for Itanium2, but guess what?! It doesn't support dvd playback; cd writing; and many other essential features that 99.9% of what home users use on a day to day basis.
Do you need DVD-playback on SPARC/UltraSPARC or Alpha CPU's?
You don't need it on the Itanium series neither.

HP-UX will come for Itanium 2 soon and as 98% of all Itanium system are sold by HP and that IA-64 originated from PA-RISC(HP), I think that HP-UX will be standard on those servers.
Itanium isn't supposed to be used for home right now.
There is no architecture comparable to the one used in the Itanium series so don't expect too much.

Well, back on topic.
I would wait to buy any of the AMD64 hardware, the market might be slow at the beginning since there is no Windows version for AMD64 yet.
 

Sazar

F@H - Is it in you?
Staff member
Political User
#10
Originally posted by 03bigMark03
Hehe get the Apple Mac G5 or what ever it's called, thats all meant to be 64bit.
the g5 sucks...

its not near as good as apple makes it out to be...
 

j79zlr

Glaanies script monkey
Political User
#14
I find it funny how most AMD supporters are always stressing about Intel and Price, yet they are willing to dish out probably close to $700 for a processor that hasn't been tested and has no feasible home software that supports 64-bit technology.
 

Sazar

F@H - Is it in you?
Staff member
Political User
#15
Originally posted by Goatman
go over to www.overclockers.com

ed has been writing some good articles on the Athlon 64/FX

the Athlon FX will be the fastest of the bunch....
it will be fast... but the new pentium 4 coming out with additional cache will offer some resistance...

amd needs to be able to scale rapidly if they want to compete with prescott when it drops..

naturally there will be a market... but in day to day operations... intel is the current leader and will continue to dominate unless some of the clock speed gulf is closed..
 

Sazar

F@H - Is it in you?
Staff member
Political User
#16
Originally posted by j79zlr
I find it funny how most AMD supporters are always stressing about Intel and Price, yet they are willing to dish out probably close to $700 for a processor that hasn't been tested and has no feasible home software that supports 64-bit technology.
it is essentially a stripped down opteron... and opterons are doing extremely well...

the desktop version will not have to be as stable as a server cpu... remember... :)

these processors are engineered to run 32bit apps just as well as 64bit apps... therefore the market for them is well established in the present... and in the future...
 

ming

OSNN Advanced
#17
I have doubts about the 32-bit softwares running at optimum speed on the new processor though. Think running them on a 64-bit machine will be wasting a bit of juice since the machine itself won't be running at full capacity.
 

Members online

No members online now.

Latest posts

Latest profile posts

Perris Calderon wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS

Been running around Quora lately, luv it there https://tinyurl.com/ycpxl
Electronic Punk wrote on Perris Calderon's profile.
All good still mate?
Hello, is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me ...
Xie
What a long strange trip it's been. =)

Forum statistics

Threads
61,962
Messages
673,247
Members
89,017
Latest member
Seggar