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Sixteen-Core AMD Opteron™ 6386 SE

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April 3, 2013 12:19:53 AM

Can this CPU used in home purpose and for high end gaming?
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April 3, 2013 12:34:53 AM

1- The Opteron series is a server processor, not for gaming.
2- Only support DDR2 ('till I know)
3- With the price of the Opteron processor, you can get a i7-920, i7-860 or even, the i7-975
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April 3, 2013 12:35:50 AM

It can, but it would be a waste of money for those purposes. It would be much better suited for a server or workstation that can take advantage of multiple cores.
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April 3, 2013 12:48:34 AM

patrick47018 said:
1- The Opteron series is a server processor, not for gaming.
2- Only support DDR2 ('till I know)
3- With the price of the Opteron processor, you can get a i7-920, i7-860 or even, the i7-975


Why would the OP consider buying obsolete Intel CPUs? Sandy Bridge was released in Jan 2011.

Opteron is a server processor as has been said. It is not optimized for gaming and even if it was the low clockspeed ( 2.8Ghz ) would cripple it. Most games can only use 2 to 4 cores and benefit from a few faster cores not more slower ones. If you want to spend that much on a CPU get the i7 3970X. That is the absolute best gaming CPU you can buy although it's overkill 99% of the time. Even the i5 3570K is faster than any CPU AMD makes for gaming.
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April 3, 2013 5:44:52 AM

i5 3570k or i7 i7-975 . ok I will choose i7 for gaming. Thank you everyone.
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April 3, 2013 8:26:48 AM

If you need an i7 get the 2600K or 3770K. If you need more than 4 cores get an LGA 2011 setup using an i7 3930K, 3960X or 3970X. The i7 965 is an older architecture.

As I said above though no games need more than the i5. The Hyperthreading in the i7 can actually hurt performance in some games. The i7 series is more for video rendering/encoding and running VMware and massive multitasking. The i5 is the best choice for just gaming.
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