AMD vs Intel ...

Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC chad at
Tue Feb 10 09:58:37 PST 2004

On Feb 10, 2004, at 5:25 AM, Chuck Swiger wrote:

> 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.

Just a note:  If you want ECC with an AMD Athlon (not AMD64), you need 
to buy a dual board anyway, since I don't know of anyone who makes a 
board with a chipset that supports ECC that isn't a dual.


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