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http://virtualexperience.amd.com/ind...re&co=quadcore

It's a video, so no quote, but here's my little summary of it:

At this point, you would probably think it's just another dual socket platform, nothing new. No, you're wrong. AMD is planning to replace the Opteron 1000-series, 2000-series, and 8000-series with quad-core models on a single die by 2008.

And the rest is my opinion: By then the dual socket desktop platform would most likely support Opteron models also, which puts AMD back in the lead with octal-core, and probably on K8L architecture too. Lovely.

Oh and keep those AM2 boards.
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Too bad Opteron outsells Xeon as well (yes, even the C2 based Xeons).
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Too bad Opteron outsells Xeon as well (yes, even the C2 based Xeons).
Too bad none of us use them.
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So? This threads about Opterons, I posted about Opterons..
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Too bad none of us use them.
So you're saying you don't use OCN??
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So you're saying you don't use OCN??
I dont use them. The server market does...

Even if the Opteron is in the lead right now, it wont take long for the C2 based Xeons to pull ahead. Just like desktops. Why would anyone invest in a slow Opteron? I think that it'll just take some time for the market to shift.
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If AMD does come out with teh octa core that would be really sweet. I wouldnt buy them though because i just bought this conroe. If i had the financing i would get them though.
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Originally Posted by bigvaL View Post
I dont use them. The server market does...

Even if the Opteron is in the lead right now, it wont take long for the C2 based Xeons to pull ahead. Just like desktops. Why would anyone invest in a slow Opteron? I think that it'll just take some time for the market to shift.

No, the opteron is actually quite fast in FP performance, which is a pretty big selling point.

http://www.spec.org/cpu2000/results/...030-07835.html
2 Clovertowns score 104


http://www.spec.org/cpu2000/results/...016-07636.html
2 Dual core opterons score 119.

Thats 8 cores vs 4, and the Opteron still wins. It has its advantages, and thats why AMD continues to do so well and sell so many Opterons. IBM is making a super computer, what will it contain? 16000 Opterons, and 16000 Cells linked together with Torrenza.
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Best Performance/Price Wins in the $$ game. as soon as more applications use FP operations than AMD's opterons and 8 Core solutions will pull ahead and help fill the gap AMD is trying to fill.
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post #10 of 34
Intel already has quad core "clovertown" xeons for sale and they ork on dual socket motherboards so this does not put amd in front of intel for octo core it means they are a year behind
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