AMD vs Intel ...

Kenneth Culver culverk at
Tue Feb 10 10:20:37 PST 2004

Quoting "Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC" <chad at>:

> 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.
Unless you buy one of the single processor athlon 64/opteron boards and get an
opteron/athlon 64 fx chip.


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