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07 July 2006, 02:55 AM
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800 Dual-Core Boxed vs Athlon 64 Opteron - 152 Boxed

HI, iam a noob in cg, just finished first year of animation. I want to make my own workstation and i don know what i should buy AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800 Dual-Core Boxed or Athlon 64 Opteron - 152 Boxed both they have the same price, so???? what is better and why if somebody can help out , thx.

07 July 2006, 12:23 PM
With an Opteron-based setup, you can run multiple processors:)

07 July 2006, 12:51 PM
Valkyrien: Not quite. Its an Opteron 152

As for the OP:
The Athlon64 X2 is better. At least for rendering. If that is your main goal, then get the X2, it is a dual core CPU. The Opteron 152, is a 2.6GHz part, while the Athlon64 X2 4800+ is a 2.4GHz part, the difference in GHz isn't that big between the CPUs, but since the X2 is dual core and the 152 is not (nor can it be plugged into a dual socket motherboard) the X2 is the way to go.

If you were talking about an Opteron 180 and up, it would be different.

Of course you could also consider Intel's Core 2 Duo, to be released July 27...

07 July 2006, 01:25 PM
thx for the advice , ill get the x2.

PS: do u know motherboard that goes very well with the athlon X2 and nvidia gf 7800.(i dont mind the price)

thx anyway for the help

07 July 2006, 06:44 PM
Don't buy yet. Price drops coming soon.

"voice of warning"


07 July 2006, 06:57 PM
Indeed, AMD's prices cuts are quoted to be "Competative with Intel's Price/Performance ratio"

Which means we can see drops by as much as 50% in AMD's lineup. Of course, its yet to be seen if this is going to be the case...

Word to the wise? Dont buy a computer this month ;P

07 July 2006, 09:15 PM
Valkyrien: Not quite. Its an Opteron 152

Oh geez, talk about your antiques! Didn't even know they still SOLD those :)

Okay, so they do. I've just gotten very used to the idea of Opterons as Muti-processor-capable chips :p

07 July 2006, 03:07 AM
thx again 4 telling me not to buy this month, i was reading in other forums and seems like intel is going to bring out a new cpu, hopefully prices are going down. :) u guys are great , thx 4 the help

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