AMD vs Intel ...

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Tue Feb 10 04:25:22 PST 2004

Marc Wiz wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 09, 2004 at 01:53:38PM -0500, Charles Swiger wrote: 
>> OK.  The price difference for AMD vs. Intel is pretty significant, but 
>> be aware that you'll also pay a significant premium for dual-proc 
>> hardware versus single-proc machines: compare an AMD 2400MP versus the 
>> 2400XP price, or the 2.4GHz Xeon P4 vs. a Northwood P4, and then factor 
>> in the additional costs for a MP-capable motherboard.
> Try about $159 for a dual processor motherboard from Tyan.
> I just bought a S2466 for about that much brand new.

You can get a decent single-proc AMD motherboard for about $55 (Shuttle AK39N 
w/ VIA KT400 + VT8235, onboard LAN and audio), which is one third the cost of 
your dual-proc MB, although obviously one can spend more on either type.


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