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Re: Opteron or Athlon 64 FX?

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Lubos Vrbka wrote:
> hi,
>> What has your experiences of either/both been?
> 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.

Isn't it also a matter of the machine's task?

If your machine is going to primarily be single-tasking (for
example, transcoding DV into MPEG-2, or high-intensity graphics) and
not waiting much for keyboard input, then the higher GHz of the 64FX
would be better for you.

Otherwise, Lubos is right: go with the 64X2.

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