Reviews and Problems with AMD Opteron 6172 2,1GHz Socket G34
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Vincent S., Newegg
6 February 2012
Summary: I was impatient and didn't wait for the 16 cores, but after seeing what 2 12 cores can do, I don't really care. Although 32 CPUs would look amazing in task manager :-)
Pros: Bought these for a server build at work. AMD guy here, I always go for the underdog so I wanted a server that wouldn't disappoint! I have 2 of these on a Tyan motherboard with 32GB of RAM (Max 2008 R2 Standard will support). This thing is insane. I love sitting and watching to see what the max CP...
Cons: Some people will buy this for gaming when it is clearly a number cruncher and will never truly see its full potential.
Summary: I bought this CPU to crunch on BOINC. I am running it on a Supermicro H8SGL with 16 GB of Kingston ECC ram. The system loaded Linux and BIONC without any problems and has been crunching for a week without a hiccup. After more boards become available I plan to move it to a two or four socket board.
Pros: 1. 12 cores = lots of Si for the dollar. 2. Expandable, 4 socket motherboards for 48 cores! 3. Upgradable, AMD has socket G34 on their roadmap for several years, you should be able to upgrade to the 8/16 core 32nm Bulldozers with just a BIOS update for a possible 64 cores on a single board!
Cons: There is not much available in the way of motherboards right now but that problem should resolve in the next few months. Even finding a heat sink can be difficult, Newegg only had one active cooler when I bought mine.
Summary: It's obvious that people who are Intel fans are using the helpful or unhelpful "no" button to editorialize their dislike for AMD and people who like their AMD purchase similar to thumbing down comments in a forum.
Pros: This processor has twice the cores than the i7 980x for the same price. And it has a lower TDP at 115 watts than the 4 core 965 BE at 125 watts and has only a quarter of the number of cores.
Cons: Has a relatively low clock speed of only 2.1 Ghz.
Summary: Can't wait to get 2 for heavy virtualization project, these things should smoke!
Pros: Glad to see AMD is back in the game...magny-cours needed to really come out 6 months ago, but its perfect timing to compete against westmere. Glad there is competition again, especially against Intel's highly touted HT..
Cons: Needed to come out sooner....but its here now!