Feelings about Opterons?

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  1. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    I'm toying with the idea of building my next machine around a quad-core Opteron. It's more than I'll need, but that's the point -- to build a machine that I won't have to fuck with for a good long time.

    How do they stack up compared to comparably-priced Intels?
     
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    Not well. It appears that the top-of-the-line phenom is competitive with the Q6600, and is priced appropriately. The opterons are slower and more expensive. More expensive than the xeon equivalent of the Q6600.
     
  3. deusexaethera

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    where were you when everyone is talking about how Barcelona was an epic fail?

    dude,... current Intel or wait for nehalem.
     
  5. deusexaethera

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    I was here, I guess I just forgot. It's still pie-in-the-sky anyway, because if I really need more horsepower than I have right now, I can just move my shit onto the dual-Xeon workstation I salvaged from work. (The Raptors would be a hell of a lot quieter, that's for sure.)

    I really prefer to buy AMD when it's practical; by buying AMD I encourage competition in the marketplace. That said, I don't want to buy garbage, so if it's really that bad (relative to what intel offers), then I guess I'll wait for the next iteration. (I've already waited through Athlon64, AthlonX2, and Phenom, so it's not that big of a deal.)
     
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    it is public knowledge that AMD is dumping all of their resources to the next iteration.
    pretty much what is out right now are just fillers, imo. just a few architectural fixes and tdp enhancements.
    so yes, it will be beneficial for you, and for them, if you'd wait for the next one.
    thing is,... I believe that will take you around mid-2009.
     
  7. dorkultra

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    opertons used to be all the server cpu rage...even though xeon was available at the time, intel killed it when the came out with core2 etc
     
  8. deusexaethera

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    I guess I've been living under a rock, then. Anyway, mid-2009 is no big deal; the first iteration of my current machine was built in mid-2003, and while every single part has been replaced since then, the Windows install is still original.
     
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    Have found that opterons whoop ass at SQL/apache. Much better than desktop procs.
     

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