Reviews and Problems with AMD Opteron 6128 2,0GHz Socket G34 Tray
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high performer 7/24 close to 3 years or since July 2010
BASSEM J., Newegg
18 February 2013
Summary: AMD Opteron 6128 is a great server CPU. Hopefully AMD continue on making them. Do not compare them to Intel as one has nothing to do with the other. Go over the CPU layout and design, see how the the caches and the floats units are laid out, know how to take advantage of this CPU in a multithread...
Pros: Two of these chips in ASUS KGPE-D16 SSI EEB Server Motherboard Dual... still on going since July 2010
Summary: 2x AMD Opteron 6128 ASUS KGPE-D16 32GB DDR3 1333Mhz ECC Areca 1222 w/ 8 Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB LIAN LI PC-A77F
Pros: These have been solid performers for my application. With Noctua Coolers NH-U120D0 A3: CPU1=21c CPU2=20c These temps are at office room temperature of 72f-74f (What AC is set at) I run these with ESXi 5.1 with 4 windows server VMs and 3 Linux server VMs. It has been a perfect solution at bargin b...
Cons: Low clock speeds are not great for some things. For my situation this has not been an issue at all.
Summary: You should consider buying an SSD drive as well. The fast random-access will really pay off with this many CPU cores.
Pros: Worked great in my Asus KGPE-D16. Ordered 2 from NewEgg and they matched perfectly (revision, microcode version, etc) which is ideal. The price was really great for the performance. Also, I use a lot of parallel software so the gains are huge.
Cons: Low clock speeds, just built a duo 6128 and now realise that I probably would have been better off with a couple prebuilt 2600 XPSs' with aftermarket coolers (for my usage) Don't hate on prebuilt, customer support and airmiles are nice.
Summary: Presently, this chip is running in a workstation hosting VMs for cluster-based application development. Runs with no issues on both standard desktop tasks and virtualized loads. In comparison to another Xeon based workstation running 2x 5520s, no significant performance hit is noticeable (neither...
Pros: *Runs fine with sub-$30 G34 cooler *Manages 5+ VMs (Ubuntu/CentOS/Windows 7) without problem *Cost effective; ~$35/core
Cons: *Low clock speed makes it ineffective for single-threaded applications
Summary: Running on Asus server board, server 2008 and 2 hypervisors and two 8750 raid cards (12 drives) This thing just dosent slow down even with SQL and Exchange and a domain controller on the same machine.
Pros: Purchased for a server that is doing a lot of things at once and it has not disappointed me at all. This thing is unbeatable for the price/performance.
Summary: This CPU is REALLY FAST for some special applications. (SMP)This is a great CPU if youre buying it for the right purpose. Gamers and casual computer users need not apply, gaming will be slow and single threaded applications will not be nearly as fast as other offerings.
Pros: -Great for virtual machines -Great for multithreaded applications -GREAT for folding/World Community Grid -Power bill friendly - Runs VERY cool with Noctua NH-U9D0-A3 ..20c idle (1 above room), maximum 44c load. Thats the highest recorded after a couple months of running. Avg load is about 29C - ...
Cons: - Difficult to apply thermal paste the proper way on such a large chip (literally double the length of a socket AM3 CPU) -No standard coolers (The dynatrons were awful for me...45c idle temperature) -IMC still slower than socket 1366 intel CPU IMCs (In real world) - Performance per core not the f...
Summary: I could not find very much info on this cpu for the desktop workstation environment. If you are looking for an economical alternative to intel them just get this. It's one of the most stable systems I have ever built.
Pros: You're looking at this processor because you are using highly multithreaded applications. This Processor will handle all of them. I created it because I didn't want to pay $5k for a certain computer from a certain fruit company. This is every bit of what that computer would be. With ability to ru...
Cons: None if used in the right application. If you need something to just play games with get a higher clocked intel cpu. This will pay them just fine but you might not get the ultra high FPU that gamers want.