Dell uses AMD chips in servers!
Dell Press release (its buried in there somewhere)
About time!!!!!! 8O
Think Intel should be even more worried..... :twisted:
I have always been a fan of AMD chips, intel just seem to go for pure "I have an amazingly fast clockspeed!!!" wheras AMD chips have a slower clock, but perform just as good (or sometimes better) due to the architecture of the chip.
Better value for money if you ask me!
AMD Opterons rock. Go faster than Xeons, use less power, for less money and disappate less heat. Plus you get 64bit for free. I fail to understand why anyone bothers with Xeons anymore.
Because, every f***ing advert on tv is "some random computer WITH XEON TECHNOLOGY!!!...........that's right, all this for £xxx WITH XEON TECHNOLOGY!!!!!"
And I can't stand the voice that says it!!!
I put an Opteron in my home PC, after reading an article in CustomPC about the great value for money they are. Geoffs right - Opterons rock!
I've had an AMD athalon 64 2000 chip in my pc for nearly 3 years now, and it's never had any problems in terms of performance.
I am aware that it's comparitively slow now, and am planning an overhaul sometime this year.
You can just drop in a new AMD 64 X2 though if its a S939 board. I have the 4000+ personally. Plus with the new AMR2 socket CPU's coming out the price of 939 based CPUs will likely plummet.
My problem is agp.....................I wanna go SLi 8)
Is that good Geoff? lolOriginally Posted by Geoff
Heh, you can just imagine a glowing processor......
I meant 'less heat to dissapate' of course. Which means you save money on your air con.Originally Posted by petectid
Thanks dude - are you offering to pay?? :POriginally Posted by Geoff
Its not worth that much money i dont have methinks I would have to wave bye-bye to the weekend break for my g/f if I bought that hehe
...I'd also have to wave goodbye to eating and drinking too i think hehe
But i do plan on getting a nice Athlon 64 3700+ and a nice shiney PCI-E 939 mobo & mid-range [or just cheap-ish] gfx card sometime before the summer.
Do HP do Opertons in their servers guys? Maybe I'll try one in the next server we buy.
I read too that AMDs shelf life on these chips makes them more suitable for businesses who typically need some resilliance.
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