Dual-core CPU vs. very large cache

Steven Hartland killing at multiplay.co.uk
Thu Apr 27 16:21:42 UTC 2006

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mike Jakubik" <mikej at rogers.com>

> Martin Nilsson wrote:
>> Mike Jakubik wrote:
>>> As much as i love AMDs cpus, the availability of good server 
>>> motherboards and chipsets stinks, hopefully that will change when 
>>> socket AM2 comes out.
>> That is an old myth: http://www.supermicro.com/Aplus/
> Its not an old myth. Find me a single cpu opteron board, with dual Intel 
> network cards (bge and nve suck ass) connected to a PCIe bus. Sorry, it 
> doesn't exist. You have your pick of the old AMD chipset, the crappy 
> Nvidia, or the unsupported ServerWorks, which still doesn't have PCIe.

I suspect it doesn't exist because there's no market for single
cpu opteron boards, that's a desktop requirement not really server.

If you want server boards look for dual proc boards, there is a
good selection out there with a myriad of options.

Not sure why you think bge sucks not had any problems with them
here, fairly good performance and reliable.


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