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Athlon 64 3000+ Venice vs. Opteron 144

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Is the Opteron better, hands down? I understand that it has double the L2 Cache.

Overclocking-wise, with a DFI Lanparty Ultra-D, can anyone estimate a difference between the two's max? Does it justify the extra money I'd be paying?
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I think they will overclock about the same, but the opteron will have a bit of a performance lead because of the extra cache. Just all depends on the stepping, which is usually luck unless you know it
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So I guess I'll spend the extra 20 dollars on the Opteron 144.
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well i think that clock for clock the opterons are slower because they go more for stability than speed... servers and stuff...

but the extra cache will most likely make up for the slower clocks. I've heard good things about both and seen both oc quite high.

I can't get my 3200 over 2.7, but I have a feeling it's my mobo
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20 bucks is worth it for the extra cache.
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well i think that clock for clock the opterons are slower because they go more for stability than speed... servers and stuff...

but the extra cache will most likely make up for the slower clocks. I've heard good things about both and seen both oc quite high.

I can't get my 3200 over 2.7, but I have a feeling it's my mobo

Really? I thought it was the opposite, and Opterons are incredible overclockers.
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Can I get some more opinions on this? I've heard the new Opteron steppings aren't as good, but will they still beat the venice?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by soloz2
well i think that clock for clock the opterons are slower because they go more for stability than speed... servers and stuff...

but the extra cache will most likely make up for the slower clocks. I've heard good things about both and seen both oc quite high.

I can't get my 3200 over 2.7, but I have a feeling it's my mobo
Clock for Clock they are the same, both do 9 operations per clock cycle. The extra cache on the Opteron will equate to about 200 mhz difference in speed. If you have this Opteron at a clock speed of say 2.4 ghz, the Venice 3000 will have to clock to 2.6 just to perform equally to it. So the Opteron will perform better without the need to push it as hard.

So IMHO hands down, The Opteron would be thah winnah.
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I am checking Tigerdirect constantly to make sure it's still in stock when I get my paycheck. Must...have...opteron...
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