Six-Core 'Istanbul' Opterons available to pre-order at Scan.

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Six-Core ‘Istanbul’ Opterons available to pre-order at Scan.
 
 
I was just browsing around our excellent forums when I came across GavX’s thread here, and read about how he’d unlocked 3 cores on his dual core AMD Phenom II 550 and overclocked it to 3.7GHz.
 
Imagining the immense value for money in a setup like this, I felt compelled to check out the prices at Scan. When I clicked on their AMD CPU section (not something I do often I must admit) I was shocked to see a listing for ‘AMD Opteron Six Core – Istanbul
 
These are Socket F Opterons – High end Workstation/Server parts supporting dual CPU operation for up to 48 physical cores in an 8-way setup (If you can find a board)! This isn’t the kind of hardware we normally run here, but for some of you with big money to burn and multithreaded software these could offer the pinnacle of SMP performance.
 
Being cutting edge professional parts, AMD can get away with charging a premium for these CPU’s, and you can bet they do. The entry level 2.2GHz Opteron 2427 supporting 2-way operation (12 cores) is priced at £356.94, with the prices for their flagship 2.8GHz 8-way Opteron 8439 at a dizzying £2,080.03! Eight of these puppies will set you back a mere £16,640.24 (yes that’s over sixteen thousand pounds)!
 
It’s all just insane really, but that's enterprise computing for you. I think I need to lie down after posting this up!
 
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21-10-2009, 14:12:24

PeterStoba
Infinity Ward try to repaire the damage, is it too late to persuade the thousands of gamers that signed the petitions?

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21-10-2009, 14:43:11

ToeJam
lol@ all that bull****, cant see how iwnet will stop hackers lol...hackers is part of cod so deal with it. all these so called good points and changes are in the wrong direction, those long lists of servers is what makes cod;). joining friends isnt hard, you can either read a 12 or so digit ip or join thru xfire which is simple as. skill level well if you want high skills u join a high skilled server supported by lan teams(dig,tek9,tcm) or if u want fun just any public, how is that soooo hard..

21-10-2009, 19:24:22

cybermaniac

lol@ all that bull****, cant see how iwnet will stop hackers lol...hackers is part of cod so deal with it. all these so called good points and changes are in the wrong direction, those long lists of servers is what makes cod;). joining friends isnt hard, you can either read a 12 or so digit ip or join thru xfire which is simple as. skill level well if you want high skills u join a high skilled server supported by lan teams(dig,tek9,tcm) or if u want fun just any public, how is that soooo hard..



agreed. I don't see how the players losing control of their game will be better. I'm sorry, but if there was a mod....it was downloadable from the server regardless of the fact that there was a mod, if there was a map you didn't have, same would happen.

I don't quite understand how it will be "better" for clan use...I don't wish to manually add all my clan players AND the people I want to play against (in tournie games) just so I can actually play a FUC***G tournament match...which of course WILL HAVE FREAKING NOOBS JOINING WHICH WE CAN'T FREAKIN KICK!

I'm done. Pre-Order has been cancelled, and will remain so until they change this bulls**t decision. Looks like it's more EVE Online for me until I actually find another game I want to play.

22-10-2009, 05:53:58

Deshman
Looks like they completely missed the point there. Clans want to own their own server in the location of their choice they don't want to be automatically assigned to some random server. We want controllability not standardisation.

Ah well everyone I know has cancelled their pre-orders now and given the petition has 180k signatures on it that's a potential £10m loss for Infinity Ward. Maybe it'll show them they really need to be listening to the people that are actually going to buy the game.
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