“Again we have one of those special low dollar “Gifts” this time from AMD, the OPTERON… just in time for Christmas! “But Opteron is a 940 pin CPU for servers only” you say? Well not any more, AMD has been kind enough to start making them for 939 pin boards a few months back with little notice by the mainstream desktop users. It all began last week my good friends SpikeShot and Captain Planet sent me a link on them in a IM convo. Spike was looking for a new CPU, and Capt. started looking around a bit and came across this. We all ordered them, just too see if it was true and not a one shot deal…all of us got the good stepping CABYE, each screaming away at 3GHZ now!”
Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:
- Upcoming Intel and AMD processors, first looks @ Hardware Analysis
- AMD Athlon64 X2 @ TechConnect
- Apple en route to Intel Inside @ CNET
- Late 2005 Process Thoughts @ PenStar Systems
A couple of PimpRig forum members have discovered a cheap chip with great overclocking potential. Read carefully, and decide if you want to try to get this CPU onto your gift list.