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AMD OPTERONS GET NUMBER CHANGES

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March 30, 2006 7:53:08 PM

So says the Inq:
http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=30617

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That brings up the next question, what will AMD do for names? As a reader pointed out, with Opteron x85s out, that leaves two more speed bumps before it breaks its numbering scheme. Instead of going the Intel Optimal Septimal System route, AMD is going to take on a wholly user comprehensible numbering scheme, and insert a two into the Socket F part numbers.

This means 8xx will become 82xx, 2xx goes 22xx and 1xx begats 12xx. I would guess that AM3 parts will become 83xx and Cerebus will go to T4600.... ummm.... 8Fxx, no that stinks also. Maybe it should hire someone who understands consumers, say from a Korean conglomerate. That would do the trick. µ

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March 30, 2006 7:57:57 PM

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So says the Inq:
http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=30617

That brings up the next question, what will AMD do for names? As a reader pointed out, with Opteron x85s out, that leaves two more speed bumps before it breaks its numbering scheme. Instead of going the Intel Optimal Septimal System route, AMD is going to take on a wholly user comprehensible numbering scheme, and insert a two into the Socket F part numbers.

This means 8xx will become 82xx, 2xx goes 22xx and 1xx begats 12xx. I would guess that AM3 parts will become 83xx and Cerebus will go to T4600.... ummm.... 8Fxx, no that stinks also. Maybe it should hire someone who understands consumers, say from a Korean conglomerate. That would do the trick. µ


They should either go the Athlon 64 route with 3000+, 3200+, etc., or just go by the speed and cache, like "Opteron 64 2.0GHz 1MPC" and that says it all, it's a 2.0Ghz Opteron 64 w/ 1MB L2 Cache per core, it's precise and to the point.

~~Mad Mod Mike, pimpin' the world 1 rig at a time
March 30, 2006 8:06:11 PM

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So says the Inq:
http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=30617

That brings up the next question, what will AMD do for names? As a reader pointed out, with Opteron x85s out, that leaves two more speed bumps before it breaks its numbering scheme. Instead of going the Intel Optimal Septimal System route, AMD is going to take on a wholly user comprehensible numbering scheme, and insert a two into the Socket F part numbers.

This means 8xx will become 82xx, 2xx goes 22xx and 1xx begats 12xx. I would guess that AM3 parts will become 83xx and Cerebus will go to T4600.... ummm.... 8Fxx, no that stinks also. Maybe it should hire someone who understands consumers, say from a Korean conglomerate. That would do the trick. µ


They should either go the Athlon 64 route with 3000+, 3200+, etc., or just go by the speed and cache, like "Opteron 64 2.0GHz 1MPC" and that says it all, it's a 2.0Ghz Opteron 64 w/ 1MB L2 Cache per core, it's precise and to the point.

~~Mad Mod Mike, pimpin' the world 1 rig at a time
Good idea. And maybe they could name motherboards and hard drives that way. Like: ASUS Socket 939 AMD motherboard with two PCI-Express slots, rather than A8N-SLI. It would make everyone's life so much easier. Except for the guy who pulls the numbers and letters out of a hat to make up the names 8O
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March 30, 2006 8:16:20 PM

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Get a new keyboard.


Sorry, I couldn't resist :D 
March 30, 2006 8:16:50 PM

and the printers who make those prodcuts

could you imagine the box art for the "

"asus Nforce 4 two PCI-Express lane Motherboard for the socket 939 dual RAID board .. Premium"

and then printing that on everyboard
March 30, 2006 8:28:08 PM

Yeah, I like that idea too. Another way I was thinking is something along the lines as this:

Single core

1xxxxx

Dual core

2xxxx

Something relatively simple.
March 30, 2006 8:35:08 PM

I was wondering when you would bring this article up when I read it yesterday.

The thing I found most interesting is their plans for DDR3 which were mentioned in that article and that you didn't quote.

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AT CEBIT we came across a few people mentioning the next AMD socket called, wait for it, AM3.

If you can't figure it out, it is the successor to AM2, and it supports DDR3 while AMD does DDR2. If you look at AMD's future chips, you can see that Santa Rosa does DDR2 and Cerebus does FBD, so that would put AM3 on Deerhound.

If AM2 is already scheduled for replacement by AM3 even before it's released, AMD's platform life is really starting to look like Intel.

It also seems that The Inquirer isn't just making this up as HKEPC has also reported it.

Original Chinese:
http://www.hkepc.com/bbs/news.php?tid=574791

Translated:
http://www.google.ca/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hkepc...
March 30, 2006 8:35:20 PM

That would be... too easy. 8O
March 30, 2006 9:16:50 PM

how about?


AMD Opteron-D 2200+ which would be a Dual cor eopty runnign at 2200Mhz's

or for single core

Opteron 1800 which is an opty 144 or an opty running at 1800Mhz

soo much easier


intel is als gay cuz it does the stupid Pentium 4 640 and P4 2337 and othe rshit

just make the name easy so ppl can get to the point
March 31, 2006 4:26:29 AM

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how about?


AMD Opteron-D 2200+ which would be a Dual cor eopty runnign at 2200Mhz's

or for single core

Opteron 1800 which is an opty 144 or an opty running at 1800Mhz

soo much easier


intel is als gay cuz it does the stupid Pentium 4 640 and P4 2337 and othe rshit

just make the name easy so ppl can get to the point


I like that idea. Or maybe there could be just one CPU. You buy it for $100. It's an FX60/965EE with dual core disabled, HT disabled, 256KB L2, etc. The AMD would be like 1.6GHz; the Intel 2.66 w/533 FSB. You would go to the Intel/AMD website, and pay to have them unlock the dual core, bump up the clock speed, add L2 cache, etc. That would make it REALLY simple.
March 31, 2006 5:35:42 PM

But Intel putting clockspeed in their product name is the end of the world?
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