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Topic Title: xp series comapred to dual 242's
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Created On: 02/19/2006 01:23 AM
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 02/19/2006 01:23 AM
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bs90235
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Hello,
I'm not familar with how the opterons compare to the xp series which is what i'm familiar with. Any comparisons of them?

Thanks
 02/19/2006 02:46 AM
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nagaty_h
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i dont have comparisons.. but 754 / 939 / 940 cpus (even the sempron) outperform any socket a cpu..

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 02/19/2006 11:39 PM
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Bitey
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athlon xp 3200 (2.2 Ghz 512k cache) socket A

athlon 64 3200 (2Ghz 512k cache)
sempron 3100 (1.8GHz 256k cache)

opteron 242 (1.6GHz 1MB cache)

Its hard to say but for certain apps the dual 242's will be a lot faster then the fastest athlon xp (socket A), but for most games..etc the 242's will be slower due to the very low clock speed, even though they have a lot bigger cache...etc

Pro apps/64bit 242's faster, most (single threaded)games socket A athlon xp3200 will be faster.

 02/20/2006 01:38 AM
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Stickem
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It's difficult to make a comparison between a single processor XP and the dual processor Opterons.
The differing clock rates complicate things even more.

What the Opteron set up would give you, thanks to the A64 architecture, is an on-die memory controllers,
which provide absolutely massive internal bandwidth to the dual processors. Assuming that you can assign
the process affinity to either processor, and thusly dump all of the "housekeeping" tasks on to one CPU,
and run the single threaded app or game on the other, them I suspect that the Opteron set up would surprise
and delight you. That on-die memory controller is astonishing.
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