dual vs single core opteron 100's

Daniel Rock freebsd at deadcafe.de
Fri Jan 27 13:05:18 PST 2006

Ken Gunderson schrieb:
> On Fri, 27 Jan 2006 19:40:06 +0100
> Daniel Rock <freebsd at deadcafe.de> wrote:
>> Besides the different CPUID, Athlon64 X2 (with 2x1MB Cache) and Dual-Core 
>> Opteron 1xx are exactly the same.
> Are you sure about this?  For example, Opteron 1xx use ECC RAM

So does the Athlon64 (even the single core and socket 754 ones)

>  Also the Opteron's are reportedly held
> to a higher qa standard.  Opteron 1xx are backed by metal whereas
> Athalons are just the die (not used x2 Athalons yet though).  Not an AMD
> guru but my $0.02... 

That also isn't true for Athlon64 any more. Every Athlon64 CPU comes with a 
heat spreader installed. I don't think Opteron 1xx are of a higher standard 
than their Athlon64 counterpart. Some Opteron models are even cheaper than the 
Athlon64 equivalent.


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