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AMD OPTERON 1210 1.8GHZ dual core, skt AM2, how good is it?

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October 7, 2006 12:44:22 PM

Hi,

I'm planning to build a new PC and I'm going to use it mainly for java programming (and maybe for gaming).

This opty is socket AM2 so I should be able to use it with an Abit KN9 Ultra (Skt AM2) mobo.
I can buy the processor for 300 EUR and the mobo would cost me about 128 EUR.

In terms of performance/reliability/power consumption how does it compare to this:
- Core 2 Duo E6400 2.13GHz (price: 261 EUR)
- ASUSTEK - P5B S775 I965P (price: 178 EUR) ?

I cound not find any benchmarks on the net for this opty.
How good is it at overclocking?
What kind of memories should I use?

Thanks in advance.
October 7, 2006 2:48:40 PM

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Hi,

I'm planning to build a new PC and I'm going to use it mainly for java programming (and maybe for gaming).

This opty is socket AM2 so I should be able to use it with an Abit KN9 Ultra (Skt AM2) mobo.
I can buy the processor for 300 EUR and the mobo would cost me about 128 EUR.

In terms of performance/reliability/power consumption how does it compare to this:
- Core 2 Duo E6400 2.13GHz (price: 261 EUR)
- ASUSTEK - P5B S775 I965P (price: 178 EUR) ?

I cound not find any benchmarks on the net for this opty.
How good is it at overclocking?
What kind of memories should I use?

Thanks in advance.



Devs will do better with Opty. IF you OC to 2.0 you will get some of the best compile speeds possible.
October 7, 2006 3:12:59 PM

The Core2 E6400 significantly outperforms the Opteron 1210 for everything. It also outperforms the higher clocked Opteron 1212, 1214 and 1216. For a reference you may use the sAM2 X2 with 1MB of L2 cache. The sAM2 platforms have faster RAM memory (unbuffered) and are offering a little better performance than the s1207 platfroms using the same clocked K8 CPUs.
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October 7, 2006 3:21:32 PM

I believe everyone is right interms of buying the E6400. If I were to upgrade my system to one, I'd see much faster load times for software. Opterons are great, but that C2D is a much better chip.
October 7, 2006 4:15:01 PM

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The Core2 E6400 significantly outperforms the Opteron 1210 for everything. It also outperforms the higher clocked Opteron 1212, 1214 and 1216. For a reference you may use the sAM2 X2 with 1MB of L2 cache. The sAM2 platforms have faster RAM memory (unbuffered) and are offering a little better performance than the s1207 platfroms using the same clocked K8 CPUs.


I believe I posted links that show Opteron is the superior CPU for compiling. Core 2 is just catching up. For gaming I would recommend Core 2 for devs I would recommend AM2.
October 7, 2006 4:19:34 PM

The opteron is still a K8 clocked lower isn't it? The core 2 will eat it for breakfast. anytime! you cannot be mistaken.
October 7, 2006 4:37:31 PM

I posted links earlier that showed the Core2 Duo was faster than K8 at compiling. Good to know you lack reading comprehension, it helps destroy your credibility.

To be an ass, I'll let you search for the links.
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