AMD vs Intel ...
Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC
chad at shire.net
Tue Feb 10 10:57:04 PST 2004
On Feb 10, 2004, at 11:24 AM, Kenneth Culver wrote:
> Quoting "Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC" <chad at shire.net>:
>> 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.
Which is why I said "(not AMD64)"
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