Its a very high end CPU which really would kick out too much heat for a lappy, thats why you see them in Workstations (not desktop). And at this juncture of technology why not just the Dual Core, if thats what you are aiming at.
Opterons are normally paired together to do Dual Processing but single they are not that "extreme" in performance.
No current dual core processors ie Opterons or the X2s dissipate the same amount of heat. For example the Opterons 180s are the same as the X2 4600s. If you just research both on AMDs website youll see the architectures are the same.
I forgot AMD is making dual Opterons, I am so used to working with the single paired, and I am still waiting for more feedback on them. I thought they would be naming them something other than Opteron as to not confuse the models.
But from the AMD site it still is a very high end processor and even with the heat dissapation being the same, I would still be wary of putting it in a lappy. Thats why they were strongly suggesting that it be a "sever or work station" cpu. Im not saying you cant put in in a lappy, but I wouldnt.
And you are still not getting the extreme performance that you would form the X2s. THG did a whole write up about the results.
Well, I got a Opteron 148@3GHz for my desktop and really when it comes to performance I see NO differents then that they OC a hell of alot better then regular AMD64 but they are the same procs its just I think they took the chips from the center of the platter and renamed them Opterons and thats what makes them so good. If you want to compare the 2 procs (Opteron&X2) the disadvantages the X2 has is that they MAX out at 2.8 just around. but hey that my 2 cents
But are there any notebooks that let you overclock an opteron?
Without being able to bump it's speed up, it isn't worth it to pay for an extreme overclocker and run it at stock. In that case, X2's seem to be the best.
Or should we just stick with intel on the laptop fronteir?
I want to get a gaming lappy, but I don't want to spend $4K just to go with AMD.
If you look online youll find opterons similarly priced with mainstream processors. Thats why they are so popular in the enthusiast community. An Opteron is no better or worse than an X2 or single core.
do you know how much is opteron HE ????
very expensive mannnnn
if i can i dont mind it getting it thoo
but i dont think you can get it with hypersonic
i mean i dont mind paying extra as long as i get what i want
and lappy is for work not for gaming i am suck at gaming
opterons are stabler, and for the people who desire better multitasking performance and a larger onchip cache, opterons are the best option. Roughly equal in performance to an X2, the dual core opterons sport 4-8mb of onboard cache, and are superior in multitasking. The problem though is price and availability. Personally id take an FX60 over any X2 or opteron.
I think opterons are 940pin, so making a laptop with them would probably limit the laptop to only opterons. In addition, Opterons are a premium because they can be used in smp. I'm not sure that any of the athlon X2's can run on a dual processor board. So, ultimately, using opterons in a notebook makes no sense.
If you guys check some online reviews of the Opteron's you will find that they are really really really overclockable over and above the x2's. Not of course for laptops though They are designed for extreme reliabilty and stability and as a result of AMD's extra special attention to flaws and tolerances on those chips they are called Opterons. They can normally overclock to 2.4 - 2.7 GHz just on air with no thermal troubles. Add in Liquid Cooling and you got one bad bad mother of a processor especially for gaming
You can catch a good review here: http://techreport.com/reviews/2006q1...0/index.x?pg=1