Re: CCL:Summary Opteron vs Nocona
- From: Mikael Johansson <mpjohans :: pcu.helsinki.fi>
- Subject: Re: CCL:Summary Opteron vs Nocona
- Date: Tue, 17 May 2005 10:58:33 +0300 (EEST)
Hello Luigi and All!
On Tue, 17 May 2005, Luigi Cavallo wrote:
However, there's one point about opterons. AMD just announced dual-core cpus,
which should perform far better than the single-core shipped now.
I contacted resellers here in italy, and they say that dual-core cpus will be
shipped after the summer. If you buy opetrons now they can sell you single-core.
Is this true ? Any out of there has been able to buy AMD with dual-core cpus as
the 275 ?
I don't know about AMD's mass shipping schedule, but I do know that
will always be better and faster chips "after the summer". Or
whatever time period of choice :-) I don't think it in general is worth
waiting for the next family of CPU's. Instead, get what is available
you need it (if possible, of course). I don't know how much better the
price/performance ratio of dual cores would be, at least in the
when counting in all the costs of motherboards etc.
Also, after the dual core chips ship, there will be a lag before
drivers/kernel patches for Linux appear. It took a year after release
before a general AMD64 system could be considered usable for production
under Linux. OK, the jump to dual core might not be that big, but I
be quite surprised if it immediately worked optimally.
Have a nice day,