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post #1 of 21
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Alright, so I could get an Opty 144 with CAB2E 0546UPMW stepping for $180 USD and then S&H or I could get a AMD 64 3000+ with unknown steppings for about $140 USD and no S&H.

Which would you suggest?
    
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Definately the Opteron. =D
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post #3 of 21
No doubt opteron. Unless its an E6 VENICE
    
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post #4 of 21
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Is that a good price for the Opty?
    
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post #5 of 21
I would think it's a good price seeing as all the opterons have had their prices hiked up lately. The 144 is the best choice by far and worth the extra $40

Comparison: expected overclock...

144 = 2.6-2.8ghz // 1M L2 cache

3000+ = 2.5-2.7ghz // 512k L2 cache

the 1M L2 is gonna make a good amount of difference also in speed..
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post #6 of 21
Most definitely the Opteron... I saw those hit 3Ghz with some juice(1.55-1.6 Vcore), The Venice will require this voltage for a moderate overclock...
I must admit that the extra cache isn't much of a benefit when it comes to 3D benchmarks... I would of gotten this CPU per the amazing overclockability by itself.
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post #7 of 21
Opteron...no question!
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post #8 of 21
Even if you have the same OC the Optys dubble the cache of the Venice is an advantage worth the processing power of about 200MHz.
    
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post #9 of 21
No contest opty
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post #10 of 21
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Alright, I'll get the Opty then.

The final price will be $205 USD with S&H so it'll be $235 CAD.

Can't wait to get this baby.
    
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