choosing an amd box
dev at vikingcs.com
Tue Dec 14 04:36:49 PST 2004
George Georgalis wrote:
>I was looking to put together an amd 64 box and realized they have
>several models, I thought there was one AMD64 (Opteron), but it looks
> ATHLON 64 CPU SOCKET 754
> ATHLON 64 FX CPU
> OPTERON CPU
> ATHLON 64 CPU SOCKET 939
>The box (Shuttle) I want to put it in only seems to support socket 754
The Opteron is only worth the cost if you need multiple cpu's.
The FX series is for high performance graphics or gaming, for those that
don't care about paying full price for the 20% increase.
The Socket 939 is the newest version, and should be supported the longest.
However, I believe the Socket 754 cpu is the best value, and will be for
>and it looks like:
>AMD Athlon 64 3400+ Processor Socket 754, 512KB @ $220.00
>on the Shuttle SK83G.
>Does this look like a good choice? Have I missed something?
This sounds like the best choice at this time.
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