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Athlon 64 FX-60 ver. Opteron 185

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October 21, 2008 8:07:57 AM

I am trying to decide on the fastest CPU available for my motherboard (Asus A8V Deluxe). This is a socket 939 board and my choices are an AMD Athlon64 FX-60 or the AMD Opteron 185. I use my rig for gaming mostly. Any ideas on the best one?

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October 21, 2008 9:17:47 AM

Let's see here... Hmm... Tough choice. Do I spend a wad of cash on an over-hyped, over-priced single core processor or a bit less than a wad on a dual core....

That's not a dead parrot, all he needs is some better bird seed.
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October 21, 2008 10:27:37 AM

Get the Opteron 185. Its a dual core and from what I have heard they OC very well.

I think TC still uses a Opteron 185 and he could probably tell you its the better CPU too.

Besdies that it will cost you less.
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October 21, 2008 8:44:38 PM

+1 for the Opteron.
October 23, 2008 1:08:01 PM

I got an opteron 185 and so far I can still run 3 massive fleets of space ships in Sins for Solar empire with no slow down. I do have it mildly overlcoked though. The FX60 is for massive overclocking with peltiers/liquied nitrogen setups and stuff but rememebr this is a dead end socket. FX60 is the max for the socket, opteron 185 is second best.
October 23, 2008 1:41:06 PM

Odin54 said:
I am trying to decide on the fastest CPU available for my motherboard (Asus A8V Deluxe). This is a socket 939 board and my choices are an AMD Athlon64 FX-60 or the AMD Opteron 185. I use my rig for gaming mostly. Any ideas on the best one?

They have the same specs, but the FX-60 has an unlocked multiplier. Buy the cheaper one if you just want to game. More than likely that's the 185. Just be happy if you can still find one at a realistic price.

With the FX-60 you could just bump up the multiplier and hopefully get 2.8GHz or maybe 3.0GHz on air if you are lucky. Neither is a great overclocker anyway compared to what we see from C2D.

Besides that, unless you favor doing CPU scaling tests only changing the multiplier, the FX-60 isn't a huge advantage. Priced the same I would buy the FX-60 as I do have a thing for unlocked multipliers. :whistle: 

edit: out of curiosity... what are the prices?
October 23, 2008 3:52:23 PM

I would like to know this as well. New Egg does not seem to carry them.
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October 23, 2008 4:22:05 PM

As much as I love the old Opty's it's probably time to look at a new cpu/mobo/ ram combo. For less than the cost of a new Opty 185 ....

89w X2 6000+ and Biostar 790gx: $172
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductCombos.aspx?Item=N...

Throw in some DDR2 1066 and off you go for less than $250 (roughly the cost of a new Opty 185 if you can find one)
October 23, 2008 10:02:02 PM

So where can you get the Opteron?
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October 24, 2008 3:20:24 AM

Huh. I agree with Wisecracker. But my main question is why are there negatives on posts?
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October 24, 2008 12:18:54 PM

Odin the

Opteron 185 (OSA185DAA6CD / OSA185CDBOX)

OSA185DAA6CD OSA185CDBOX N/A 2600 MHz 2MB 1000 90nm SOI Socket 939 1.30V 1.35V 80.0A 110.0W 49'C 65'C 20F32 90nm SOI E6

Processor AMD Athlon™ FX
Model FX-60
OPN Tray ADAFX60DAA6CD
OPN PIB ADAFX60CDBOX
Operating Mode 32 Bit Yes
Operating Mode 64 Bit Yes
Revision E6
Core Speed (MHz) 2600
Voltages 1.30V/1.35V
Max Temps (C) 49-65
Wattage 110 W
L1 Cache Size (KB) 128
L1 Cache Count 2
L2 Cache Size (KB) 1024
L2 Cache Count 2
L3 Cache Size (KB) 0
CMOS 90nm SOI
Socket 939
AMD Business Class No

http://products.amd.com/en-us/default.aspx

http://www.amd.com/us-en/assets/content_type/white_pape...

They are the same silicon - both E6 stepping.

The FX60 has an unlocked multiplier which is an advantage I guess.

I;d just get the cheapest I could find and proceed to overclock it.

There is a new article on the front page which suggests getting a dual core up well over 2.4Ghz along with a decent graphics card (like a 4850) makes a much better gaming proposition for you.

Might be hard t ofind one cheap.

Will breath quite a bit of life into the 939 system.

Otherwise your up for an expensive upgrade as the mobo can't do AM2 stuff, and the RAM is DDR - not DDR2 used in later systems.

Alternatively if you can get a lower end Opt and overclock it ...

Good luck and I hope this helps !!
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