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Yes, hence why I tried to stick with the lowest common denominator of "threads" but you're right, the comparison isn't direct. I suppose this means that indeed Intel is winning by a considerable margin, considering the Xeon is 6c/12t, and Opteron is 12c/12t (the ones I listed at least).

I don't know. If the energy cost to points produced is similar, it shouldn't matter too much. Intel usually costs a bit more, though.
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A 12 core/12thread opteron can cost the same as a 4core/8thread i7. Now the i7 can almost make up the differance via faster core-for-core and higher clock speed, but without an overclock (and there for much higher power use) i would think a 12core phenom ii (not bulldozer) based proc would be your best bet. You also have to consider the upgrade path- the highest proc on the 1155 socket will be a quad core/8thread ivybridge, where as with amds server socket you get 16bulldozer 16core piledriver and 16or20 core steamroller and excavator procs. You pick.
post #33 of 34
You really should go with GPU computing.. ATI and Milkyway, specifically.
A lot more computing power and less power consumption than a 4 processor server board.
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i7 970 + Asus P6T7 + 4 x GPU is my solution.... almost !

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