AMD Opteron Price Cuts

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It appears that AMD’s readying themselves for price drops on October 30th. The price drops affect AMD’s server and workstation Opteron products for Socket 940, 939, AM2 and 1207 platforms. AMD Opteron 800 series models 870, 875, 880 and 885 receive hefty 20-30% price cuts. Opteron 800 series HE models 860 HE, 865 HE, 870 HE and 875 HE receive similar 20-30% price drops—with similar pricing as non-HE models. Pricing for models 848 HE, 850, 850 HE, 852, 854, 856 and 865 will remain the same before and after October 30th, 2006.

According to the source, AMD's 2P server and workstation Opteron 200 series, socket 939 100 series, revision E and the recently released revision F series Opteron's are all in for major price cuts of around 19 - 47%.

You can view the expected price cut lists here and here

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09-10-2006, 21:23:52

Ty07allstar

I don't reckon they're any different other than one looks nickel plated and has green LED's and the other is raw copper and has blue LED's. Both should perform almost identicle.


Would the nickel plated and raw copper make a difference in the temps or would they cool the same?

09-10-2006, 21:31:35

FragTek
Wirelessly posted (LG Fusic: Opera/8.01 (J2ME/MIDP; Opera Mini/2.0.4719/1372; en; U; ssr))


Would the nickel plated and raw copper make a difference in the temps or would they cool the same?



if i had to guess i would say that the raw copper variant would be the best. i also dont think we are talking about a temp difference of more than half a degree or so, so the choice is urs.

09-10-2006, 21:34:00

Ty07allstar
So what you're saying is that there is practically no difference in temp?

09-10-2006, 21:36:59

Ares210

So what you're saying is that there is practically no difference in temp?



Yes. He said probably about 1/2 of a degrees which is practically no difference. I have read some reviews that have the AM2 performing better than the LED by about 1/2 of a degree.

09-10-2006, 21:40:35

FragTek
Wirelessly posted (LG Fusic: Opera/8.01 (J2ME/MIDP; Opera Mini/2.0.4719/1372; en; U; ssr))

so i was pretty darn close with that assumption then. just choose whichever 1 u think suits ur comp best.

09-10-2006, 21:43:48

Ty07allstar
I'm most likely gonna go with the AM2 because I don't have to much money and it's cheaper.

10-10-2006, 11:54:33

mrapoc
is the -AT version (for intel only) the same only automatic fan control?

10-10-2006, 13:06:28

Rastalovich
The plated one is probably copper underneath, so only the surface area is effected.

U`d have to look up which conducts better, I`m sure there`s a physic/electronics site that could tell u that. Chances are it`s nickel.

So they`re figuring the nickel will disapate the temps from the surface area of the copper to air, and from the heat source into the copper, better... dunno.

10-10-2006, 17:13:45

FragTek
[QUOTE=Rastalovich]The plated one is probably copper underneath, so only the surface area is effected.

U`d have to look up which conducts better, I`m sure there`s a physic/electronics site that could tell u that. Chances are it`s nickel.

So they`re figuring the nickel will disapate the temps from the surface area of the copper to air, and from the heat source into the copper, better... dunno.[/QUOTE]
Of course it's copper underneath :rolleyes:

I base my judgement on the fact that th e Thermalright XP-90 was originally released as a nickel plated copper heatsink, and they then released the XP-90C which was an all copper version which actually cooled better than the nickel plated XP-90.

11-10-2006, 05:46:42

PV5150

I base my judgement on the fact that th e Thermalright XP-90 was originally released as a nickel plated copper heatsink, and they then released the XP-90C which was an all copper version which actually cooled better than the nickel plated XP-90.

I've had both, and the XP-90C flogged the ring off the XP-90 (using the same fan - 92mm Sunon). Although, the XP-90 was a great little heatsink :) [url]http://oldforums.overclock3d.net/showthread.php?t=1845&highlight=Thermalright+XP-90C+review[/url]
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