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 10/16/2005 07:09 AM
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tarkon
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Hi,
I was searching for Opterons on Ebay and found this guy from France:
http://cgi.ebay.de/2-Opteron-2...CORE...1QQcmdZViewItem' ">http://cgi.ebay.de/2-Opteron-2...82QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

The price would be very, very good, however I can't find any reference to that type on and.com: OSP257FAA6CB

He also claims: Stepping EA4 - 67 Watts version RARE

Are these for real?
 10/16/2005 02:42 PM
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Sansei-K7
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It’s just a mistake! OPN should be OSA275FAA6CB, of course. Here is some info about that processor:



Good luck!


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 10/16/2005 05:39 PM
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QUOTE(Sansei-K7 @ Oct 16 2005, 10:42 AM)It’s just a mistake! OPN should be OSA275FAA6CB, of course. (...)

The 257 must be a typo, indeed, but I am not sure about the OSP.
According to http://www.amdboard.com/amd64_opn.html' ">http://www.amdboard.com/amd64_opn.html the OSP (instead of OSA) refers to low power dual core chips with a wattage of 67W.
I never saw something like this before, so these may be very rare, like mentioned.
I would ask the seller for a real picture of the processors.
The picture which is used in the auction shows some OSA252FAABL CPUs, if I read the blurry picture correctly.

EDIT:
Found this thread via google:

http://www.xtremesystems.org/f...owth...66&page=1&pp=25' ">http://www.xtremesystems.org/f...p?t=59766&page=1&pp=25
Including a screenshot of a nice Belarussian guy, maybe a collegue of yours Sansei-K7 ? /smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />




Notice the 1.2 V core.
There are discussions in the thread, if it is a fake or not, but in any case, the ebay guy should not sell fakes, so he should be able to provide a picture ;-)

good luck & keep us posted /smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />

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 10/16/2005 06:43 PM
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Hi, Opteron!

Well, the AMD Opteron processor with an OPN of OSP275FAA6CB really exists and is related to the 68W class. Well, the fun is that OSA275FAA6CB dissipates 36.1 W, while OSP275FAA6CB dissipates 39.0 W at the same lowest P-State of 1000MHz/1.100V. So, most likely that guy really has such a rare processor.

BTW, could you provide me the URL to that auction to see the picture? The real pictures of Opteron are rare thing like that OSP275FAA6CB processor /smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />

After 20 minutes…

It’s not a fake, trust me. I had many troubles because of posting that confidential snapshot at that time. Even AMD desired to know who was my contact in its company! /laugh.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='laugh.gif' /> They even made inquiries about me in the first day! Well, I’m just the guy who dreams to work in the software department of AMD company and that’s all /blush.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='blush.gif' />


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 10/17/2005 04:20 AM
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QUOTE(Sansei-K7 @ Oct 16 2005, 02:43 PM)Hi, Opteron!

Well, the AMD Opteron processor with an OPN of OSP275FAA6CB really exists and is related to the 68W class. Well, the fun is that OSA275FAA6CB dissipates 36.1 W, while OSP275FAA6CB dissipates 39.0 W at the same lowest P-State of 1000MHz/1.100V. So, most likely that guy really has such a rare processor.

BTW, could you provide me the URL to that auction to see the picture? The real pictures of Opteron are rare thing like that OSP275FAA6CB processor /smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />

After 20 minutes…

It’s not a fake, trust me. I had many troubles because of posting that confidential snapshot at that time. Even AMD desired to know who was my contact in its company! /laugh.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='laugh.gif' /> They even made inquiries about me in the first day! Well, I’m just the guy who dreams to work in the software department of AMD company and that’s all  /blush.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='blush.gif' />
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Hi Sansei-K7,

Well the picture I reffered to, in the last post is on the bottom of the auction, which was mentioned in the first thread. Anyways, here it is:



But as I said, I doubt it, that is is an original photo. At least the OPN Suffix "..BL" can be red quiet good, so it is definitly not a dual core CPU at the photo.

The story with the wattage at the lowest P state is quiet funny, indeed. Strange thing, but I hope people who buy CPUs like that, also have a huge workload for them, so the CPUs will not enter the lowest P state that often /smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />

Well Sansei-K7, I hope that you are not going to be blocked at the official AMD forum, now that "everybody" know, that you are "that" guy .. /wink.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='wink.gif' /> /happy.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='happy.gif' />

Btw, the auction ended now, somebody bought the CPUs, was it you, tarkon ?

byebye

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 10/17/2005 07:40 AM
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Well, OSA252FAA5BL is a good CPU with a single SH-E4 revision core. But French sample is too old, I think – 48th week of 2004 year. Its price should be low I suppose.

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 10/17/2005 12:19 PM
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No I didn't buy them. These looked to strange /smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />
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