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Poll Results: Opteron 150 Venus or Dule Opteron 165 Denmark?

 
  • 17% (3)
    150 Venus
  • 82% (14)
    165 Denmark
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post #1 of 15
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Well I know that the Dule cores Opterons cost more but I heard they overclock good also. Would it be reasonible to assume that buying the Dulecore Opteron and overclocking it would be like having 2 fx's?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Custra...82E16819103588

That link one guy got his Dule Opteron at 2.8ghz!!
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just to note there is only like a 20.00 price difference between the two.
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post #3 of 15
I was looking into getting a Denmark myself but I did some looking around and didn't find that it was a consistantly good overclocker. Unlike the single cores that regularly get 3GHz I don't think I've come across a Denmark hitting those numbers. But that 2x1mb L2 cache and low stock voltage looks tempting
    
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post #4 of 15
The one thing that is most important is what you are going to use it for?
I wouldn't get the 150, because I believe it overclocks just as high as the 148's.
Go with the dual, if you got that kind of money you want to spend.
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post #5 of 15
Well, the Denmark has the advantage of being a dual core processor, which'll mean better multitasking ability and significant performance increases once multithreaded software and games becomes more wide-spread, and with several new games coming early this year supporting multithreading, it's a pretty good time to buy if you ask me. But as Transonic said, characteristically, the overclocks with the dual cores aren't as high and aren't as consistant, it seems around here the average is between 2.6GHz and 2.7GHz, which is still pretty quick, a free FX-60 basically. The Venus has the advantage of being more overclockable and more consistant in overclocks. This late in the game I personally would go with the Denmark because there's not a big performance difference between the 100-200MHz difference in average overclocks, and the dual core will be very nice down the road. I would've gotten dual core, but it was out of my price range.
    
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A read somewhere that there is an XP patch for the Dule Core Opterons other wise they can be flaky with games. Anyone know about this?
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post #7 of 15
Never heard of that, so what are you going to use the processor for again?
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post #8 of 15
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Well I do a lot of video encoding, but at the same time I like to game. If I get the denmark then I will be able to do both.

The way it is now I do one or the other.

I was looking at maybe pairing it with 2gig G.Skill Extreme performance ddr500

off topic-- what would be better for overclocking 4 512's or 2 1gig's
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post #9 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by HotDog
Well I do a lot of video encoding, but at the same time I like to game. If I get the denmark then I will be able to do both.

The way it is now I do one or the other.

I was looking at maybe pairing it with 2gig G.Skill Extreme performance ddr500
Sounds like you already made a decision to me
    
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post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by HotDog
what would be better for overclocking 4 512's or 2 1gig's
2x1G by far.
So now you have to decide whether you want a 148 (save a couple hundred) or a denmark
Seems the dual core would suit you better.
I recommend some of the Gskill 2x1g memory kits available. Awesome memory.
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