4800 X2 vs. Opteron 170

adamryer

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Im building a new system in a few months and i am either going to use a 4800 X2 or an Opteron 170 or 175. Im liquid cooling this system for OCing. I know that opterons overclock really well and are cheaper so that leans me toward the 170, i could spend a little more and get a 175 also. The 4800 X2 is said to be stable up to 3ghz and when i build this system, lets say in may, the price might drop a bit. Any suggestions on which would be better? I plan to OC a bit, game, encode video, run multiple programs.
 

RichPLS

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I have an Opteron 175 on an A8R-MVP, and as far as I have got it was 2.64ghz, and am currently running it at 2.48mhz 11x225
Runs very cool and stable, but I am not too interested at pushing its limits, as there are no sluggishness apparent.
In time, I am sure I will try higher, but that is it for now.
 

Django

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I have this exact problem as well...
4800 vs 170/5

I'm going to be putting it into a shuttle case so im not sure how good the overclocking is on it. Right now the Opteron is winning the battle in my mind, but im curious in what the actual difference betweent he opteron and x2 series is. Can someone explain (in some degree of detail) what the difference between the two are (disregarding clock speeds).

Thanks in advance
 

cisco

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I would probably lean toward the optys 170-175. I have seen the 170 run around 2.7ghz. Its seems to be the general concensus that the optys overclock better. 3ghz will be tough with any of them.
 

admiral25

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Im building a new system in a few months and i am either going to use a 4800 X2 or an Opteron 170 or 175. Im liquid cooling this system for OCing. I know that opterons overclock really well and are cheaper so that leans me toward the 170, i could spend a little more and get a 175 also. The 4800 X2 is said to be stable up to 3ghz and when i build this system, lets say in may, the price might drop a bit. Any suggestions on which would be better? I plan to OC a bit, game, encode video, run multiple programs.

I am running a opteron 165 with stock voltage and stock cooler @ 2.6ghz prime95 stable on both cores 24 hours on air. I had it @ 2.7ghz with 1.4volts but I like the stock voltage and idle temps of 32c and full load of both cores @ 45c. Anyway I have a FX-60cpu for 325 bux
 

trdexalbee

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i think the chances is that the opty will clock higher since its supposedly "server" grade cpus. try getting the 170 since they clock higher than the other so ive seen on fourms.
 

chad_69

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Definately the OPTY. I have a 180 and i did a light 10% overclock and its very fast. On air with no changes in the bios ex. voltage ect,ect.