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opetron vs athlon64 vs ????

Discussion in 'AMD Thunderbird' started by Dan Irwin, Dec 24, 2003.

  1. Dan Irwin

    Dan Irwin Guest

    what's the difference between the athlon64 and the opetron?

    is it worth upgrading from a 1.7 ghz with a 400mhz bus

    i was thinking of getting the "Tyan Thunder K8W" (pci-x is a must) is this good?

    how out of date is that mobo?

    and lastly can i use it leaving one of the dual sockets empty?

    thank you for you help,



    i wasn't sure where 2 post this. is anyone knows of a better board please tell me
    Dan Irwin, Dec 24, 2003
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  2. Dan Irwin

    Wes Newell Guest


    The main diff is that the memory bus width on the A64 is 72bit while it's
    144bit on the Opteron.
    I think that's entirely up to you. it will be a lot faster though.
    Don't know, but if you're not goign to use SMP, why pay for it.
    Since it's new technology, it can't be too far out of date.

    You can get an A64 MB for about $80. Double or triple that
    for an Opteron SMP MB.
    Wes Newell, Dec 24, 2003
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  3. i was thinking of getting the "Tyan Thunder K8W" (pci-x is a must) is
    FYI, the rev of this board I have does ~not~ have USB 2.0 :( Other than
    that it rocks tho... very stable, very fast
    Jared Richardson, Dec 26, 2003
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