AMD vs Intel ...

Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC chad at
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>:
>> 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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