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Old 05-26-2006, 02:22 PM   #1
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Default AMD opteron

Look at my sig and that gives you guys an idea of what kind of rig i got rightnow
i'm planning to upgrade near late summer and i was wondering if i should get an opteron, i saw their benchmarks and it looks good
if not i was gonna get an X2 what you guys think?
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Old 05-26-2006, 03:09 PM   #2
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Default Re: AMD opteron

You have the same cpu as me, but the rest of your stuff is better...lol

You can overclock opteron's like a mother, I know that. They're mostly for gaming though, what do you use the rig for?
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Default Re: AMD opteron

By the end of the summmer Conroe will be here. That's what I would go with at the end of the summer if I was upgrading.
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Old 05-26-2006, 07:42 PM   #4
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Default Re: AMD opteron

well i play games like bf2 ... nfsmw....aoe3 i dont play everyday but i play often enough loll i got me a headset just for bf2

do u think an opteron is for me??? really whats the diff with it.
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Default Re: AMD opteron

anyone else have feed back on opterons... why i should pick it over an athlon 64 or x2?
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Old 05-26-2006, 10:09 PM   #6
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Well, I would pick the X2 over an opteron anyday, one opteron versus a dual core athlon 64? What you really want if you are planning on switching from Socket A to 939 is the dual core Opteron Like these ones:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ubCategory=343

Also, if you are switching ask for advice on a motherboard, because I mean...you really don't want to go into the next gen computing still using AGP, so you might be able to sell that 6600GT and get the PCI-E version.
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Default Re: AMD opteron

Or go for conroe which owns anything AMD has out.
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Actually conroe isn't even out yet if I am correct, so it hasn't owned anything as of yet, wether or not it will is obvious. So what if AMD gets beat this time around? I must admit AM2 does seem to suck, so sad to see AMD fall out like that.

Either way I am not moving to Intel unless AMD really starts losing it.
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Well there have been a lot of benchmarks of conroe(look in the processor section) and it has beaten AMD at almost everything. Just look at these threads
http://computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=38189
http://computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=36616
http://computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=36549
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Default Re: AMD opteron

id probably get one of the 939 dual core opterons lol they look very tempting.
i just cant bring myself to buy an intel, sorry i'm a pure AMD fanboy


I was looking at something like this
http://www.anitec.ca/product/5538/am...939_processor/
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