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April 23, 2006 1:46:28 AM

I cant understand these processors

which Opteron is the best ???

I see so many diff ones

Is the Opteron 850 any good??? what about the 248/244 ? which one is better? are they all better than the 170/160 something?

thanks

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April 23, 2006 1:50:36 AM

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I cant understand these processors

which Opteron is the best ???

I see so many diff ones

Is the Opteron 850 any good??? what about the 248/244 ? which one is better? are they all better than the 170/160 something?

thanks


They are not better.. they are faster.
some are 940 pins, for high end server or 939, for low end server.
940 needs registered RAM, 939 dont.

they are not badder or better, only different and serving different level of server need.
April 23, 2006 1:54:53 AM

So If I can buy an Opteron 850 Socket 940 for like $100.00 is it a waste?
How good is it compared to an Athlon??
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April 23, 2006 1:59:02 AM

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So If I can buy an Opteron 850 Socket 940 for like $100.00 is it a waste?
How good is it compared to an Athlon??


It is an Athlon, named Opteron, to differentiate different market segment
April 23, 2006 2:00:14 AM

Opty 850 Err.. 100 bucks?

Where?
April 23, 2006 2:04:12 AM

Ok so lets say Im going to use it for everyday use, I noticed that the motherboard is more expensive and that it takes 2 processors so if I can get it for like $150 lets say, is it worth building that or getting an AMD Athlon64 3000 instead?
I will be using it for home use like games etc...
Which one would be faster?
April 23, 2006 2:04:54 AM

the 1XX series the 2XX series the 8XX series Are ment for Servers As you probbaly know

From Opteron 140 to the Opteron 160 These are 1way Single Core server Cores
From Opteron 165 to the Opteron 180 these are Dual Core 1way Single Core Servers

And after this the 2XX and the 8XX are pretty much confusing to me too. because they go HE and HEDC confuse, but the 2XX and the 8XX series just step up from 2way to 4way and 8way connectivity

AND ONLY THE 1XX SERIES COMES IN 939 OTHER PROCESSERS AR EALL PRETTYMUCH 940
April 23, 2006 2:18:36 AM

but which one woulde be faster?
April 23, 2006 2:28:53 AM

What is the Purpose of this Opteron you Need?,Gaming? because I'm going to get a Opteron 170 or a Opteron 175 socket 939 which Only has 1way connectivity(Basically a FX-55) But i will Overclock the 2.0Ghz up to @2.8 or @3.0Ghz so for the 1Way 939 Dual Core Which is all you need Opteron 170 to 180 range is the best you can get and best you will need.
April 23, 2006 2:33:20 AM

The reason why I ask is that I can get a 850 for muchhe cheaper than it really is so I was wondering If it was going to be of any use to me.

I can get an 850 much cheaper than the 170, but I guess the 170 is still faster =[
April 23, 2006 2:37:03 AM

The most expensive ones if you plan to keep them at stock speeds. :lol: 

The Dual Core Opteron 165/170 are the cheapest option you can choose from.

Opty 165 is clocked at 1.8ghz while the 170 is at 2ghz.
These two might be slower than the X2s but they overclock well, example the 165 can run at X24800+ stable with just the stock HSF, but a good 3rd party cooler is better to ensure stability. If u have good adequate cooling on ur PC, you might even reach FX60 speeds with ease. Patience is needed when o'clocking, it takes a week to ensure that ur opty 165 running at 2.6ghz stable. YOu have to set the BIOS at the best settings or sometimes flash it, run Prime Test overnight or even a day, Super PI, Memtest86.
April 23, 2006 12:21:14 PM

http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/ProductInformation/...
Prices for US Opteron CPUs the 850 is pretty Expensive (Model 850>> $698)
(Model 850 HE>>$1,165) The Reason Your Paying these PRices is because of 2way and 8way connectivity and the other fact its a Socket 940 Which Costs from a few hundred Dollars expensive(microATX) to a 1000$(ATX) Which need To have Regestred ECC RAM which are a lotd more expensive than regular Non-ECC RAM So if you want to factor in a more expensive Motherboard with a different Socker 940 and a regestred RAM the 850 would go Ok, because Default Speed is 2.4Ghz with 8way connectivity while 170 is at 2.0Ghz but is known to overclock to 3.0Ghz and use 939 and be able to take regular RAM
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