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Need Information About Opteron UP 144

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by Darkwave, 12 Jul 2006.

  1. Darkwave


    Joined: 25 Oct 2005

    Posts: 13,780

    Hey guys,

    As some of you know, since I mention it pretty much all the time, I am in the market for upgrading my CPU and motherboard in around September time, as I am rather bored of being stuck on a socket 754 rig with an old 3400+ processor. I'm looking in particular at three CPUs, two of which are to be price-slashed to hell and back on Conroe launch, but I know absolutely nothing about one of them apart from that it's supposedly a great overclocker.

    I'm looking at the Athlon X2 3800+, Athlon X2 4600+, and the Opteron UP 144. The problem is that while I already have a clear picture of what an X2 3800+ or 4600+ would do for me, I cannot for the life of me find any benchmarks of the Opteron UP 144 that show me what I want to know (3D gaming performance, both at stock and overclocked, preferably with direct comparisons to the X2 processors.)

    Also, if I were to find myself impressed by the Opteron UP 144, would it still overclock as well as I hear with 2GB of Corsair Value DDR400 at 2.5-3-3-7 and 1T? My crappy 3400+ has overclocked much better than I expected with this stuff, I am just hoping it won't hold back a much better processor.

    Thanks in advance for any advice you can give me.

    Sincerely yours,

    P.S. I should probably mention that I am aware of the Opteron UP 144 being single-core. I am really not fussy about single-core vs. dual-core just yet, I am only interested in getting the absolute best bang for my buck (under £175) when the Conroe price-cuts are in effect.
  2. trojan698


    Joined: 21 Oct 2005

    Posts: 5,484

    Location: Edinburgh

    You can just stick your ram on a divider with no performance loss, so you're ram wont hold you back regardless of your overclock. I cant really see the opty's falling in price either seeing as they're server chips. You might be better looking at the A64 3700+ or 4000+ if you're considering single core.
  3. Darkwave


    Joined: 25 Oct 2005

    Posts: 13,780

    Yeah the Opterons won't be dropping in price, only Athlon 64 and Athlon X2 processors, but I figure the Opteron UP 144 is already cheap as hell from what I have heard about it so far.

    Since the Athlon X2 4600+ should be within striking distance of my budget after the Conroe price-cuts, do you think I should go for it?