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AMD Opteron - Interlagos vs. Magny???

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I have a question concerning AMD Opteron processors ..... mainly this one....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113029

So what is the main difference between "Interlagos and Magny Cours"?

I was thinking of getting two of the Interlagos 6234's listed in that newegg link above.

It is going to be placed in a dual processor SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard server for a super high performance database server for a measly 15 users.

But for the price of one Xeon I can build a really powerful 24 core SQL server.

Anyways not discussing the merits of having less or more cores, what is the real difference in Interlagos and Magny and how do you think these chips will perform in SQL 2008? Do you think a 2p system is overkill when having this many threads in SQL.
Edited by Tangoseal - 2/27/12 at 12:52pm
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Interlagos is based on Bulldozer cores from the new FX series
Mangy cours is the old (still good) Phenom type cores.
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this thread is all about MC vs IL pertaining to F@H but still has lots of useful info between the actual cores


MC vs. IL debate over at [H]
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1652213.
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Thanks to both of you. I will do a little more research on that folding thread you shared.

I also am interested in the differences in FPU/ALU performance on both chip generations.
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What do you need FPU for? If FLOPs matter, then the 6200 series will give you more. Need to know more about what you are trying to do.
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Fold it.

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