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Is anybody using AMD 64 dual core CPU

Discussion in 'Technology' started by alexd, Oct 12, 2005.

  1. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    just wondering...
  2. Dr. Grinch

    Dr. Grinch TRIBE Member

    I have a few servers that are using them
    Good performance under Win2K3 x64
  3. oh toro

    oh toro TRIBE Member

    ya... athlon x2 dual core
  4. Hypnotoad

    Hypnotoad TRIBE Member

    I've got a server running a single AMD 64 that runs quite spiffly under Gentoo linux/2.6 kernel. I suspect the dual cores will be nearly, but not quite, double the spiffy. :)
  5. Dr. Grinch

    Dr. Grinch TRIBE Member

    It's like 1.6 approximately. Still better than a kick in the pants.

    We have a few 4Way Dual cores for testing. They beat the shit out of our 8 Way Xeon machines.
    Processor architecture is interesting.
  6. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    i have heard nothing but good things about them....

    with the experience of building the board server using opterons and watching how smooth they are in an enterprise setting and using a Barton Core XP 3100 Athlon here at home i have grown to respect AMD.

    those dual core 64s look nice for a home machine...
  7. Dr. Grinch

    Dr. Grinch TRIBE Member

    Just don't go 4-Way with Opteron's yet. There's a flaw in the basic design of the CPU that can create a lot of latency ni a 4-Way configuration.

    That being said, 4 Way Xeon's are even worse (excluding IBM machines)
  8. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    I am just looking to build a home machine maybe with 1 dual core AMD 64.
  9. d.code

    d.code TRIBE Member

    Id like to upgrade my machine to a dual core AMD. Need more rendering power!!!!!!

    Im pretty sure I can do it too. Im a bit new to this stuff.
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2005

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