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[NewEgg] 75w Quad Core Opteron's now available for AM2/AM2+ socket

post #1 of 24
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I was surprised to see this on Newegg today. 75 watt Barcelona Opty's avaialble for Socket AM2 and AM2+. Now if they were only cheaper.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819105211
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oo nice find rep+
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Performance per watt is what I want.
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post #4 of 24
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Originally Posted by elbrendo View Post
Performance per watt is what I want.



Yea, me too, but the price is still a little high on these.
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Let's hope they OC well
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post #6 of 24
they went back to the 939/754 style boxes this time it seems.


either way , maybe my server mobo will support em
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What's the difference between Desktop CPU's and Server CPU's? And please don't say the obvious "one is for desktops, the other for servers"

Will putting that CPU in my PC be any different than having my current CPU?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by N0 F34R 1488 View Post
What's the difference between Desktop CPU's and Server CPU's? And please don't say the obvious "one is for desktops, the other for servers"

Will putting that CPU in my PC be any different than having my current CPU?
Found this on another forum
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Tweaked memory controllers, Cache sizes, thermal outputs, voltages, testing scemes, HT links, pricing, included heatsink, speed binning, many things.

First of all opty's are tweaked for higher throughput vs latency. Also their cache sizes in reguard to their speed is also larger. Voltages and TDP are lower compared to their equivelint x2 or phenom units.

Second, opterons are tested for much longer and at higher temperatures than regular chips. Being server grade, they need to hold up to high temps for long periods of time, under full load. Thus the chips are also binned higher compared to standard units. A 2.0ghz x2 is the same as a 1.6ghz opteron in terms of cache, just a lower multi and lower voltage.
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Originally Posted by N0 F34R 1488 View Post
What's the difference between Desktop CPU's and Server CPU's? And please don't say the obvious "one is for desktops, the other for servers"

Will putting that CPU in my PC be any different than having my current CPU?
well there at sever version of am2 but amd main sever platform is socket 1207. but there are ussauly better silicon and have higher max temps and lower watts ratings ussualy
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Quote:
Originally Posted by N0 F34R 1488 View Post
What's the difference between Desktop CPU's and Server CPU's? And please don't say the obvious "one is for desktops, the other for servers"

Will putting that CPU in my PC be any different than having my current CPU?
Another thing to add is that Opterons support more RAM (8GB/CPU).
And the 2xx versions and 8xx version are for multi-CPU server boards.
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