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I have been looking at getting a new AMD CPU...My question is with the release of the Opterons and the new Athlon 64's I am a little confused on what I should get...

How do the Opterons compare to the Athlon 64's.

As in for example a opteron 165 would compare to a Athlon XXXX+
Is there some sort of guild about this...Or would any opteron be better??
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The opteron is supposed to be a better overclocker because its a server class product and i think it has a higher L2 on average than the athlon. Both support the new x86-64 instruction set.

the only wat to tell would be to ask someone who has owned both.
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post #3 of 26
The Opterons are the same thing as an Athlon its just made for a server so it's tested for higher quality. So most are proven to overclock better and i Think the 165 would compare to the X2 series as it is a dual core maybe a 3800+.
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A 165 would probably compare to a Athlon X2 3800+ or 4200+. As stated, Optys are server chips, and supposedly mad OCers. I'm just gonna stick with the 3700+ Sandy, but really it's a matter of preference. Pretty much all of them are great chips, depends on your budget and intended uses.
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So it would be totaly benifitical to buy a opteron instead of the Athlon
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At this point its kind of a flip a coin deal. Because as I've heard the new Opty steppings arent to good. But if you were to go with the 3700+ Ive heard good things about them lately.
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At this point its kind of a flip a coin deal. Because as I've heard the new Opty steppings arent to good. But if you were to go with the 3700+ Ive heard good things about them lately.
nope not true.. there hasnt been any optys r not good.. they r all good new and old. Also u can run fx-57 wih 2.2ghz 148 .. it overclocks at 2.8 with auto vcore.
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nope not true.. there hasnt been any optys r not good.. they r all good new and old. Also u can run fx-57 wih 2.2ghz 148 .. it overclocks at 2.8 with auto vcore.
This is just what I've heard lately didn't really belive it thought because I was looking into getting an Opty soon myself.
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nope not true.. there hasnt been any optys r not good.. they r all good new and old. Also u can run fx-57 wih 2.2ghz 148 .. it overclocks at 2.8 with auto vcore.
Wrong. CABGE cores suck. Never want to get stuck with the cabbage.

Pretty much everyone is getting great results from the new KAB3E 3700+ Sandy steppings.
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K, do u have alink? to proof that, i would like to read about it.Also opteron is stickin on one stepping which ic cab2e.. i can get it to 3.2ghz with water cooling of course i need 1.65 vcore.
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