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    Re: AMD vs Intel

    If the AMD price reductions filter through to the opteron line. A multi CPU dual core opteron system would be better cost vs performance wise.

    Be careful though if you go down this route, one you go over 4 cores your beyond the limits of windows scalability and you will have to virtualise the system.

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    Re: AMD vs Intel

    Conroes are listed for pre-order at a lot of site, CCL have them as do Overclockers.co.uk

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    Re: AMD vs Intel

    All of our new servers are Opteron based. All of the PCs we've bought in the last two and a half years are either Athlon or Athlon 64 based. All of our Opteron servers are rock solid, they never crash and I've had minimal problems with them or none that are associated with dodgy hardware. It's like anything, you get what you pay for. If you buy the cheapest, nastiest server or components you can find, you're going to have problems. Spend money on a decent branded server or at least big name components and you're laughing.

    The workstations have been fine too. There has been the occasional problem but none that you can associate with them being AMD based. Same principle applies here, buy cheap tat and you'll have problems. Stick with the branded stuff and you're fine.

    The last lot of upgrades we did were Celeron Ds. Big big BIG mistake. OK, they were a damn site cheaper than the equivilent Sempron (about £15 cheaper for the CPU, about £10 cheaper for the motherboard which counts for a lot when you're buying 60) but we've had to hack holes into cases and install extra fans into the damn things so we can keep them from overheating.

    That all said, my next upgrade will be a Core 2 Duo. Primarily because they seem to run cooler than the standard A64 X2s and are as well priced. Intel chipsets are almost always top notch too.

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    Re: AMD vs Intel

    dell had to support amd as many customers were jumping ship from dell as they prefered amd to intel.
    We are looking at new servers and hopefully we will give both brands a good looking at.
    Also in the september issue of pc pro they have reviewed a QUAD daul-core 2.2ghz operon based server pheww!
    and only 6k with 3 year onsite support, (must add to wish list)

    I had a amd athlon that i passed on to a friend and it si still going strong, well done AMD!

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    Re: AMD vs Intel

    The latest (soon to be available) server chipsets/CPU's from Intel outperform AMD by an unhealthy margin. So switching to AMD for anything under a 4 way system is not going to make good sense - either for performance or for price.

    Google for term "Woodcrest +review" to get a handful of reliable third party reviews.

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