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  • Stick with AMD 939, P4 775 or other socket type

    23 37.70%
  • Upgrade to the 1st gen Duo 2

    17 27.87%
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    14 22.95%
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    Interestingly, AMD may still keep the upper hand....

    http://theinquirer.net/?article=32589

    So, AM2 is slightly more then DDR2...hmmm
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis
    Interestingly, AMD may still keep the upper hand....

    http://theinquirer.net/?article=32589

    So, AM2 is slightly more then DDR2...hmmm
    Seems a bit strange. It is the Inq so taken with a pinch of salt.

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    That Inq article sounds interesting, but doesn't change a thing for most people.

    Games and mpeg ripping/transcoding depend heavily on SSE throughput, and Conroe has twice as many units as current AMD devices. You can wire up half the throughput any way you like, unless there is more to it than the Inq have discovered so far then this may only be of interest to a few.

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    everywhere else is saying its something for k8l not any current AM2s

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix
    That Inq article sounds interesting, but doesn't change a thing for most people.

    Games and mpeg ripping/transcoding depend heavily on SSE throughput, and Conroe has twice as many units as current AMD devices. You can wire up half the throughput any way you like, unless there is more to it than the Inq have discovered so far then this may only be of interest to a few.
    Game engines are only starting to make some use of SSE instructions though. We're up to SSE3 now and only heavy duty media encoding is making proper use of them instructions for most of the part :/
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    If i can afford it, i'd rather change my system to a Core 2 Duo.
    I actually love my Opteron, it has been very good, but I am less and less happy with my motherboard (can't work out if it is the board or the chipset) - i get random reboots at least weekly, and over the weekend 3 times in 1 day. Had to knock back my overclocks significantly, which is a shame as the Opteron itself handles 2.6 GHz with ease (and probably room for more).
    Bottom line for me - Intel chipsets have always done the job properly, it was only ever the CPUs that were underpowered. Now that you get a top CPU in an intel chipset there is no contest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSIC
    If i can afford it, i'd rather change my system to a Core 2 Duo.
    I actually love my Opteron, it has been very good, but I am less and less happy with my motherboard (can't work out if it is the board or the chipset) - i get random reboots at least weekly, and over the weekend 3 times in 1 day. Had to knock back my overclocks significantly, which is a shame as the Opteron itself handles 2.6 GHz with ease (and probably room for more).
    Bottom line for me - Intel chipsets have always done the job properly, it was only ever the CPUs that were underpowered. Now that you get a top CPU in an intel chipset there is no contest.
    I totally and wholeheartedly agree, Intel chipsets are awesome, not only are they stable, but they work with just about any operating system that supports x86.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSIC
    If i can afford it, i'd rather change my system to a Core 2 Duo.
    I actually love my Opteron, it has been very good, but I am less and less happy with my motherboard (can't work out if it is the board or the chipset) - i get random reboots at least weekly, and over the weekend 3 times in 1 day. Had to knock back my overclocks significantly, which is a shame as the Opteron itself handles 2.6 GHz with ease (and probably room for more).
    Bottom line for me - Intel chipsets have always done the job properly, it was only ever the CPUs that were underpowered. Now that you get a top CPU in an intel chipset there is no contest.
    Get yourself an Asus Nforce 4 then. There solid as a rock. I haven't had a blue screen, for 4 months, and never had an issue with the board.

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    Hmm, might just do that. Of course, you have to go through the whole re-installing rubbish etc. I don't mind doing that for windows, but all the applications too.... it'll come down to laziness more than cost I think!
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    Took me ages to get an Opty running at 3.1ghz so not going to upgrade for a bit but will keep an eye out when the platform matures a bit. But Conroe does appear to be as good as the benchies make out.
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    Dam Dual core at 3.1ghz is awesome, what cooling you on?

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