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post #11 of 40
Oops. My bad then. I had always heard that the Opterons were made from the center of the board, which was generally higher quality then the outside edges. But apparently that is wrong. Learn something new every day!
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post #12 of 40
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Originally Posted by bdattilo
My $$ is on the opty too. They use higher quality silicon for the opterons.
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Originally Posted by Namrac
No, they don't.
Does anyone know for sure? I've yet to see any proven that they did use a better or selected cores for the Optys.
I'm not trying to start an argument and have no proof either way, just my
    
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post #13 of 40
The only advatage i see to opty's are there more often non cold bugged. Either than that like i said the opty thing was a fad that someone bit into. It probably started with a PM to a friend "OMG my 146 got to 3.0 they must all do that" And thus the legend was born
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post #14 of 40
I'm not really as impressed with my Opty 165 as I was my Sandy 3700, seems like I'm having to fight my memory more than with the Sandy. Prolly cuz of what Waxshop said above, "relaxed memory timings". But I couldn't tell you from experience about the single core opty....
    
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post #15 of 40
I have the opty and had several 3700, I would also pick the SD.
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I'm not really as impressed with my Opty 165 as I was my Sandy 3700, seems like I'm having to fight my memory more than with the Sandy. Prolly cuz of what Waxshop said above, "relaxed memory timings". But I couldn't tell you from experience about the single core opty....
Currently both the 165 and 3700+, stepping depandant, have hit 3G+

If you go w/the 3700+ vs the 148 get the BN or ADA3700BNBOX in the part#, the ADA3700CFBOX seems to not be hitting the high speeds.
    
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post #17 of 40
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Originally Posted by ThaWaxShop
If they are both awesome overclockers go with the 3700+. Clock for clock it will outperform the opty cause the opty has relaxed memory controller timings
Good stuff there I didn't know that... I all ways thought the Opties and FX's were cut from better silicone to, learn something new here everyday...
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post #18 of 40
The FX series are cut fromt he silicon closer to the die center. Which translates into a better die.
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post #19 of 40
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Originally Posted by ira-k
Good stuff there I didn't know that... I all ways thought the Opties and FX's were cut from better silicone to, learn something new here everyday...
Frankly, I don't believe anyone knows for sure whether they are or aren't cut from a better part of the core!
IMHO, I doubt they are because they would of been less likely to have "LAME" steppings but that has been shown to not be the case! They have good medium and poorer OCing steppings just like all the 939s.
    
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post #20 of 40
Exactly. Like i said this whole opty fad was started with alot of people jujmping the gun with them. They came out with the good opty steppings while the 3700+ had crap steppings. athen they put the stepping in the 3700+. thats all
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