- Jul 15, 2000
Now when do we see the Sabertooth reviews...?
This is a bad thing?
Pretty cool temps if that's the case though.
What do you serve at home that needs that much power?
I currently use a 1.5Ghz Athlon X2 for my closet server for mostly NAS duty and a few other server functions, and it has been overkill.
I'm considering swapping it out for an AMD E350 system in order to reduce power usage, and get some better expansion out of it, but I can't even picture needing a 2P Opteron at home!
what do you need that for lol, my client backup PC that runs backup data into my Hard Drive Rack as well as the file server that holds my anti-virus, windows imagaes for when a disk is damaged or lost, as well as preforming router duty is a Pentium4 lol.
No - I will not spend that kinda cash anymore for a processor.
BTW, since it appears that AMD is showcasing Bulldozer at E3, where are the articles in regards to that? Some press embargo until authorized?
Zarathustra[H];1037355422 said:Where did you hear they are showcasing Bulldozer. All they did was give us the letters F and X. No word on bulldozer yet, and if the rumor mill is true, there won't be one until next month some time.
Today I'm building a 2P socket G34 system for my new home server. In 2 or 3 years I plan to drop in cheap Bulldozer processors for a sweet upgrade. With some luck this new machine will serve the shit out of my home until ~2020. My current server (2P opteron 250 w/ 8 GB) is still doing great, but I wanted something that can run VMs. There's no way I'll keep this new machine busy, but the power draw won't be much different from my existing server, and the hardware was cheap. It's pretty awesome what kind of server you can build for ~$2K right now, and it's a bonus to easily & cheaply upgrade to Bulldozer later on. Xen should be nice to have running at home.
my recent newegg order
I see the current gen desktop cpus have plummeted but the opterons seem to have held value.
I'm jonesing to go the socket c32 route with a pair of opterons (4184) in the near term then Bulldoze myself.
The cost is still up there for the Lisbons.....
Zarathustra[H];1037356238 said:I like the idea of building an Opteron rig, but the problem I see with it is that the Opterons are all clocked so damned low.
So what if a 2P system can give me 24 cores with Magny-Cours chips. If they are all running at 2Ghz or so the performance still isn't going to be there for applications that have not been optimized for multi-threaded execution (read: most applications)
Bulldozer will change that. There will be an IPC improvement and a clock improvement. However I would expect these to demand a much higher price since it will not take 2 chips to equal the competitors single chip performance.
I feel bad for all those SB 4 core owners now. Oh well they did it to themselves.
8 Core BD $300~ with ASUS Sabertooth SLI/CFX for $200~. This 500.00 system will be the hardcore desktop standard to build around for 2011-2012 in the least IMHO. Also with how AMD rolls, you never know maybe a 10 or 12 Core is in after the die shrink from 32nm->22nm pipeline for 2012. Sometime in 2013 the 16nm should be ready so why not a 16 Core AMD BD by then or 2014.
It's definitely time to start rocking an AMD system again people!
Just release that hardware soon AMD!
oh no. you must be too young to know your ignorance.
may not have the IPC of SB, but if they are priced right, they OC well, and they can compete with SB they can steal the thunder from the i3 and i5's that dont allow overclocking with ease
I knew when intel locked the bclk that they shot themselves in the foot, remember how popular it was when they locked the multiplier on early Pentium II and we didn't have the 440BX yet? No one was happy though 440BX changed that because you could now OC to 75 or 83mhz and your system likly wouldnt crash lol.
Zarathustra[H];1037358992 said:Yeah, but you forget that 0.00001% of chips they sell will ever be sold to anyone who is even remotely interested in overclocking
For Sandy Bridge owners, Bulldozer will likely be a sidegrade at best.