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    look in the windows forum for a new post by yours truly regarding the new os for a64/fx, otherwise here are a slew of new reviews with the release of a64/fx http://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/boa...threadid=44355

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    here is an article speculating about amd's ability to ramp up production as vendors are pessimistic about amd's ability to deliver the goods
    http://www.forbes.com/2003/10/06/100...ahoo&referrer=

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    would the single cpu mobos support both 940 and 939 pins? :confused:

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    it's just that the 939 is dual channel

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    Quote Originally Posted by kane2g
    would the single cpu mobos support both 940 and 939 pins? :confused:
    To start of with yes but once the modified 939pin core comes out early next year then no. Early Athlon FX buyers will only be able to use Opteron CPU's as future upgrades for their present mobo's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulburner
    Going A64 rapes all your life savings. First, you have to buy registered ECC DIMMs which are expensive, slow, and hard to find. Second, they are going to up and change the socket and everyting on you, making upgrades impossible. Third, since the memory controller is a part of the processor, chipset makers like Nvidia will no longer control industry memory upgrades. If new RAM comes out (DDR2 anyone?) and you want to upgrade, you can't just buy a new motherboard, you have to buy a new processor as well. And the RAM. And at those prices, you really get screwed.
    Ahh you have some pretty stupid points. Only the Fx/Opteron requires ECC, and if you have more than 1-2gb or ram running without ECC is like suicide.

    Intel changes their sockets at lot more than amd socket-A anyone.

    And DDR2 sucks at the moment due to high latencies, the frequency would have to rise alot to make it advantageous.

    Oh yeah the Emergency Edition is going to take away more life savings than the AMD64's.

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    someone is stupid around here, unless, of course, you're a mod......................we just have a difference of opinion...........the EE makes sense, even at it's high price, to people that already have the mobo to support it...........therefore there are no combo costs involved, especially with the ram constraints of the xeon mp/EE, even upgraded ram probably isn't necessary. if that being the case, a 1000 dollar processor may be the way to go...........but, for me, i'm not convinced the a64/3200+ solution isn't the better way to go...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSR
    the EE makes sense, even at it's high price, to people that already have the mobo to support it
    since when does paying $1000 for a cpu make any sense :confused:
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    considering you are not shelling out for the motherboard and ram, you're looking @ some pretty high scores................this is just for bragging rights, and the biggest gun, on the playing field..........so if winning is everything, cough, cough..........extremists will shell out the bucks. i'm in an amd system. so i'm looking @ 64

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    To go with a good FX51 setup you will spend $1200 easily on just CPU+MB+RAM. That doesn't make much sense either. The EE setup isn't more expensive regardless of the CPU price.

    FX5900 - 3DMark2001 [20,566] - 3DMark2003 [7,281] - Aquamark3 [56,694]
    Ti4400 - 3DMark2001 [16,028]

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