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Thank you! I also know an xeon at 2ghz is much faster then opteron at 2.1...... There is a minimum for single thread speed you need. Opterons for 4p / folding xeons for workstation. Sound right?
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Thank you! I also know an xeon at 2ghz is much faster then opteron at 2.1...... There is a minimum for single thread speed you need. Opterons for 4p / folding xeons for workstation. Sound right?

Well actually a correction to my first post, it depends on how much money you want to spend. In terms of reasonable spending Opterons are better in 4P configs then Xeons. A 4P Xeon setup is mind blowingly expensive. Although if you are interested in doing that I do have 4 Intel Xeon X7550s I'm trying to sell wink.gif

Xeons are actually better for folding but again, folding rigs generally tend to be on the cheap side since they aren't being used by the actual user, so Opterons are indeed better in the sense of logic.

It all depends on how much money your client has; bottom line, if he is wanting a 2P setup, go E5-2600 Xeons.
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He has only $800 for cpus so dual 2ghz 6core xeons would seem to be the best option. Also 2p motherboards are cheaper.
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Then there ya go thumb.gif
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Didn't you ask about these 2 processors for a 2p/4p folding rig? Well, I'd get Xeon's for 2P and Opteron's for 4P
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Yeah im helping a friend build a folding server, but this is a different build for a client. Were going with four 16 core bulldozers for that. Ill probably go two xeons for this one
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