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    Opteron Performance.... :)

    This weekend I managed to get my hands on an Opteron system which was running the latest board from ASUS - the SK8n. However this board is slightly different to the ones which you have seen in reviews I played with version 1.0.3. With an Opteron 144 in it running at stock speed, with 1GB of Ram (2*512s). All of this was with a normal Maxtor 7200 ATA hard drive, and a NVIDIA FX5900 Ultra. We were running a non 64 bit version of Windows XP Pro.














    The numbers were very impressive, I have not seen anything as fast at stock speed, and it looks like AMD have some very impressive 32bit 'emulation'.

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    hmmmmmmmm sexeh

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    Very nice indeed.

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    Ummmmmmmmmm


    very

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    and what was the stock speed that this opteron was running at ?

    edit :- ah, think i can just make it out in the pic as 1.8ghz

    certainly are impressive bench scores!

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    Very tasty. Would I be right in assuming that the current 64 bit version of Windows XP is for Intel processors only? Or is it for any 64 bit platform?

    Oh and David, are you going to risk saying that AMD have the performance crown back?

    Last edited by Jonny M; 25-08-2003 at 12:19 PM.

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    This is just 2 benchmarks out of hundreds, I think it does depend on application. I have yet to play with the solution properly.

    There is Windows 64 for AMD and Intel.

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    We need to compare one of these against a g5- caged, go steal one.

    How much would something like this retail for?
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    These are server/workstation chips, www.scan.co.uk have the pricing of them.

    Athlon 64 is out soon, which is more desktop orientated.

    http://www.spec.org/cpu2000/results/res2003q3/

    A few comparisons there.
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    there's also a comparison here:

    http://www.theandyzone.com/Computer/shootout.html

    showing an XP2000 (1.67ghz) beating in a G5 1.6ghz in most of the tests

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    cant wait to see it on a 64bit OS

    Nice one Dave
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    Wow, those are some impressive scores, especially at those clock speeds. Is it possible to overclock an opteron? The signs are good for the AMD 64...

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    AFAIK, the Opteron 14x parts are essentially cripped 24x parts, with fewer HyperTransport routes and SMP disabled. However, it looks like memory bandwidth lost to the missing HyperTransport link isn't causing any preformance issue. Very impressive!
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    Hmm, looks good!

    Now the big question.... How does it do with SETI?!

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    Originally posted by acidrainy
    Now the big question.... How does it do with SETI?!
    I think I can answer you on this one... S@H loves two things: clock speed and memory bandwidth. It doesn't really care about efficiency, since there're very little branching so long pipelines will not be penalized. So, as things stand, the Opteron has one huge advantage (memory bandwidth) and one huge disadvantage (clock speed)... AFAIK, Xeon with HT is still king of the hill in terms of crunching wu's - given that you can utilize the 2nd logical process to crunch another one!
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    err

    Originally posted by The-Fella
    Wow, those are some impressive scores, especially at those clock speeds. Is it possible to overclock an opteron? The signs are good for the AMD 64...
    Lets face it. The signs are NOT good for AMD 64.

    For all the existing software we'll would be using it with, its barely any faster than an overclocked 1700+. There is little, if any reason for peeps who built machines round the turn of the year to look at this seriously - with is NOT a good sign for the AMD64

    Same goes for that phat (literally) gfx card in the pics too. There is still no reason for a owner of a near 1 year old 9700pro to upgrade.

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