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http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=60018&vpn=OS6128WKT8EGOWOF&manufacture=AMD

Would this processor be any good for general use and Gaming (I'm assuming a good OC would be in order as well)

The price seems kind of low as well, being that its an 8 core processor.
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post #2 of 29
THe only prob is you cant overclock server cpu's i believe.
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You need to figure in the price of a non-overclockable server motherboard.

Plus, general use and gaming rarely require more than 4-cores, yet alone 8-cores

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Originally Posted by konspiracy;13390355 
THe only prob is you cant overclock server cpu's i believe.
You can... if the motherboard supports overclocking. Good luck finding one for Socket G34.
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It's awful for gaming, as you cant overclock and only rare games use 3 or more cores.
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You need a server motherboard to go along with it. It is not overclockable due to the motherboard not allowing it. As well as most games barely even use 4 cores, let alone 8!
So it would probably be a downgrade for you
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post #6 of 29
It's also running at only 2 GHz, now cut it in half (games aren't using more that 4 cores really, less than that in many cases) and you have an underperforming quad. Definitely not economical or practical.
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Thanks for the reply,

I realize that games don't use more then 4 cores, but I also know that Ghz speeds don't always represent the performance of a any given CPU.

I was wondering if these Operon CPU's (core for core) outperform the current Phenom II CPU's (even thought hey are clocked slower).

I can't imagine a server CPU being slower then a regular PC CPU, but I do also understand that they must be 150% stable for corporate server use.
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The G34 architecture should be a lot better clock for clock, but 3.8Ghz hexacore vs 2Ghz octicore, the 6 core should win in nearly every game.
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post #9 of 29
Unless all you play is giant RTS games with thousands of units....no. Like others have said, a faster 6 core will be a better choice.
post #10 of 29
"Oh snap 8 cores" is kind of overshadowed by the multithreading capabilities of games.
If you're only utilizing 2-4 threads, you will net higher performance on a higher frequency desktop CPU.

If you had a crapload of VMs or just did encoding all day maybe consider an 8 or 12 core opty.
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