dual vs single core opteron 100's

Ken Gunderson kgunders at teamcool.net
Fri Jan 27 13:12:43 PST 2006

On Fri, 27 Jan 2006 22:04:55 +0100
Daniel Rock <freebsd at deadcafe.de> wrote:

> 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.

Perhaps you're correct but this is not congruent with posts I've read at
AMD forums.  I think I even saw on AMD's main site somewhere that
Opteron's were "server/workstation class" and underwent more rigorous
testing.  I'm paraphasing here.  You're info may also be more current...

Best regards,

Ken Gunderson

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