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Re: Opteron or Athlon 64 FX?

On Fri, Sep 01, 2006 at 06:58:10PM -0500, Marc D.M. wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-09-01 at 18:19 -0400, dtutty@porchlight.ca wrote:
> > 	scan, retouch, and store pictures from a digital camera
> > 	watch DVDs on my big drafting monitor
> > 	transfer my old VHS tapes to DVD and edit out commercials.
> > 		(dream-on) filter out the snow since some where recorded
> > 		off-air (antenna).
> > 
> I've been using opterons in servers for a little over a year now. (3
> servers) running Sarge AMD64. They all use ECC RAM and they run
> beautifully. I even have frequency scaling on them to save electricity
> when the load is low.
> I can't comment on the AMD64 FX because I have no experience with it,
> but I can tell you that we're running regular AMD64 processors (Athlon
> 3200+ and sempron 2600+) with both 32bit Debian and Ubuntu with no
> problems.
> And on my laptop, equipped with an AMD Turion64 MT-30 processor, I
> dual-boot between (Ubuntu) Dapper 32bit and Sarge 64bit.

Can you comment on anything you run on both the opterons and the AMD64,
how the performance differes in a real-world sense?  If you were
building a combined server/workstation or straight workstaiton would you
choose the opteron or the AMD64?

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