Re: Opteron or Athlon 64 FX?
at work we use dual core athlon64 machines for workstations (up to 4 gb
of ram). opteron clusters (dual core or dual dual core) are used for
scientific calculations - and contain much more memory (last ordered
computers should have up to 64gb, iirc).
in our experience, using one single/dualcore opteron with 'small amount'
of memory (up to 4gb) for a desktop is a waste of money - opteron based
machines tend to be more expensive. even with athlons / non-ecc memory
we don't have problems - and we stress even our worsktations quite a bit.
of course, opteron + tyan board + ecc memory + other high quality
components can be better, but it isn't worth the money if you really
don't need it.
What has your experiences of either/both been?