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    Faster Opteron ...3Ghz?

    theinquirer 'sources' think a new 3Ghz Opteron is on the way. The 256 code implys a single core - S940 - 2 way chip.

    I'm sure I read the FX-60 was the last S939 chip before socket change (M2 or whatever!?), if theinquirer is correct why not a 156 Opteron or the FX-59?

    I'm not tring to start a "single core faster clock" v's "dual core a bit slower clock" thead, just wondering if this make sense: 3Ghz Opteron S940 (- 2 way chip) but no 3Ghz Opteron S939?

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    Yup it makes sense in servers where you may want 2 physical chips rather than a dual core.

    Not only do those chips get to run cooler (cooling for each) they can also take advantage of ccNUMA to get double the memory bandwidth of a dual core chip.

    Regarding why this is s940, it's probably part of AMD's guarenteed stable configuration thingy - big computing guys don't want to buy into a platform which becomes out of date in a few months, so both AMD and Intel give guarentees that certain server platforms will be supported for x years. So even if the desktop market moves to a new platform AMD will still support the previous server platform for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel
    ... AMD and Intel give guarentees that certain server platforms will be supported for x years. So even if the desktop market moves to a new platform AMD will still support the previous server platform for a while.
    The S939 is a server platform as well as a desktop platform. Could FX-60 be the last/fastest 'desktop S939' chip, but could the 'server S939' 3Ghz Opteron appear.

    ... I been wrong before...

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    why would amd do it?
    they are now crying bout the 144 146 coz they are outselling the fx chips and outperfoming, cue my fx-55 i mean 144

    so hy would they jeapordise the fx 60 with a differnt opteron which are like in so short supply aatm its stupid?

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    they already jeapordise the the fx 60 by selling all there opteron dual core models because they are practically the same and my 165 opteron is happily running along at 2.8ghz

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