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Anandtech has a review of the E5-2600 series as well.
 
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You guys might want to read this, it's a really good dissertation on what Romley is all about...

Intel launches Romley, the best server platform out there
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Of all the added Sandy Bridge features, moving PCIe on die is the least understood but by far the most important. This is done through a feature called Data Direct I/O(DDIO), something most people think of it as just lowering the I/O latency. While this is the case, on desktops where it first came out, the effect is minimal for the end user. On servers, it is perhaps the biggest step forward since the integrated memory controller, and may have effects far more profound as soon as Intel unlocks them. DDIO affects far more things than it appears to, and does so far more profoundly than most realize.

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This is the first review thread i've seen derailed by dismemberment. OCN i'm impressed.
    
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I've been absorbing a ton of [H] posts and Derek's work on Folding, and am fascinated by the Stanford FAH.

I want to buy/build a 4P Monxter build never seen before smile.gif but am really hesitant to start now with a 4P "Locked" solution especially if slightly older solutions like a Tyan Mobo 4P G34 rig work well. At the same time i'd hate to get a G34 solution and then Intel release unlocked chips. Gah

It remains to be seen in my case, but it very well may be that the only 4P solutions that small entities can realise are "last generation" with a clear concience, not that clear sense has stopped someone on OCN lol.....The PPD/Watt consideration is staring at me as well.

I feel like I have an Angel on one shoulder and the Devil on the other - Animal House. I won't quote it...
Edited by Ghoxt - 3/12/12 at 10:10am
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Interesting, although, correct me if I'm wrong, the 2011 socet does not have yet Xeons that could be overcloked.

Pity the AMD enthusiast segment does not have its "SR-X" equivalent. Would be interesting to see dual G34 socket board that could OC. But the market would be probably too limited even if some firm would be doing it for marketing and e-peen.

At least for the 2011 socket there seems some boards for enthusiasts with dual socket on drawing boards.
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Originally Posted by Carniflex View Post

Interesting, although, correct me if I'm wrong, the 2011 socet does not have yet Xeons that could be overcloked.

Pity the AMD enthusiast segment does not have its "SR-X" equivalent. Would be interesting to see dual G34 socket board that could OC. But the market would be probably too limited even if some firm would be doing it for marketing and e-peen.

At least for the 2011 socket there seems some boards for enthusiasts with dual socket on drawing boards.

Asus KCMR-D12

500

It's a shame that there isn't an Enthusiast Board, as you say.. frown.gif
Edited by _GTech - 3/12/12 at 1:27pm
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I'm thinking AMD is still boss on the Server side, though I could be wrong...
Anyone care to back me up on that?

Not even.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/cpu/display/20111103170604_Intel_Regains_Market_Share_from_AMD_as_Market_Shifts_to_Hybrid_Microprocessors.html
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In the x86 server/workstation processor segment, Intel finished with 95.1% market share, a gain of 0.6%, and AMD earned 4.9%, a loss of 0.6%.

I have never sold an Opteron-based server, ever. Heck, I don't think I've even seen one that somebody else deployed.
    
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I'm thinking AMD is still boss on the Server side, though I could be wrong...
Anyone care to back me up on that?

Wow.
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I've been absorbing a ton of [H] posts and Derek's work on Folding, and am fascinated by the Stanford FAH.
I want to buy/build a 4P Monxter build never seen before smile.gif but am really hesitant to start now with a 4P "Locked" solution especially if slightly older solutions like a Tyan Mobo 4P G34 rig work well. At the same time i'd hate to get a G34 solution and then Intel release unlocked chips. Gah
It remains to be seen in my case, but it very well may be that the only 4P solutions that small entities can realise are "last generation" with a clear concience, not that clear sense has stopped someone on OCN lol.....The PPD/Watt consideration is staring at me as well.
I feel like I have an Angel on one shoulder and the Devil on the other - Animal House. I won't quote it...

Tell you what, if you make a 4p and they come out with unlocked chips, I will put your old chips to good use I promise thumb.gif
 
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My company still, sigh, has all AMD servers mostly very old, to be exact we had a webserver die over the weekend and they needed to replace it with one from "The Pool". Where servers go to die...

It was a single CPU, AMD 880 dual core based HP 385 G1 system. And this is the front end for a "new" application. Just Embarrasing....And cheap.
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