Battle of The CPU's (Opteron 170 Vs. X2 4400+) - Page 2 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
View Poll Results: How many Processes
<10 1 3.13%
11-15 0 0%
16-20 3 9.38%
21-25 1 3.13%
26-30 0 0%
31-35 8 25.00%
36-40 4 12.50%
41> 15 46.88%
Voters: 32. You may not vote on this poll

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-26-2006, 04:06 PM   #11 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 197
Default

lol , interesting people actually voted for the 4400+, too bad they did not give any reasons as to there vote. and Nathan, 165 is good to, but I think 170 compares more to the 4400 and they are around the same price range.
__________________

__________________
<font face="Symbol"></font> 175 Opertan CPU
<font face="Symbol"></font> WD Raptor 150gB
<font face="Symbol"></font> WD Caviar 750gB
<font face="Symbol"></font> OCZ DDR500 Plat 2gB
<font face="Symbol"></font> DFI Lanparty nF4
<font face="Symbol"></font> eVga 7950GT KO
<font face="Symbol"></font> OCZ GamexStream 700w
<font face="Symbol"></font> Big Typhoon Cooling
KlNGPlN is offline  
Old 04-26-2006, 04:11 PM   #12 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,499
Default

NUMBNUTS!!?? what are you talking about? the 4400+ is awesome. I chose this over any of the opty's. From my experience with it, its great.
__________________

Mentali$T is offline  
Old 04-26-2006, 05:37 PM   #13 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 841
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by KlNGPlN
lol , interesting people actually voted for the 4400+, too bad they did not give any reasons as to there vote. and Nathan, 165 is good to, but I think 170 compares more to the 4400 and they are around the same price range.
I know. I just thought I'd voice my opinion while I was here.
__________________
NathanM is offline  
Old 04-26-2006, 06:30 PM   #14 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
PZEROFGH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 7,553
Send a message via AIM to PZEROFGH
Default

The 4400+ would be a nice choise IF IT DIDNT COST SO MUCH MONEY
__________________
Hmmm?
AIM/Xfire - pzerofgh
PZEROFGH is offline  
Old 04-26-2006, 06:38 PM   #15 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Waphlez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Ohio, United States
Posts: 1,976
Default

Most 4400+ CPUs can reach the same overclock range as the Opteron 170, it's just that the Opteron 170 is cheaper, so if you are going to OC the 165/170 would be better for the price (and has 2 x 1mb of cache if your putting it against the 3800/4200/4600+ cores).

Since the X2 Athlons are clocked higher then their Opteron counter-parts they can reach the around the same speed as Opterons. A 4400+ can OC to the same range as a 165 or a little higher (but since the 165 costs $330 and the 170 at $400 with the 4400+ at $460, the opteron would be a better choice finanically).

Although I would rather get a Opteron 170 because even at 2Ghz stock it runs current games fine, runs more stable since it's a server CPU, and it is 60 dollars cheaper. It also OCs just as good as the 4400+.
Waphlez is offline  
Old 04-27-2006, 10:06 PM   #16 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 640
Default

A 4400+ is rarely going to reach 2.8Ghz while a Opteron 170 is practically guaranteed to. I'd pick a Opteron 170 over even a X2 4800+.
Green Radience is offline  
Old 04-28-2006, 01:01 AM   #17 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 84
Default

They are both great procs.

The steppings will make a big difference which will OC better. From what I have read, it appears that the 170 would win the battle; 2.6-2.7 average on air. I have heard of 3. on liquid.

One thing to keep in mind when purchasing an Opteron to use in a desktop PC, the manufacturers will not support it. The Optys are made for use in servers. AMD won't allow it.

Here is an example:

http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/show...hlight=opteron
__________________
- COOLER MASTER Wave Master TAC-T01-E1C Silver Case
- DFI LanpartyUT nF4 Ultra-D (BIOS = latest)
- AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Toledo 1GHz HT 2 x 1MB L2 Cache
- OCZ 2GB (2 X 1024) DDR (500) PC-4000 EL Gold Gamer Ext. XTC (OCZ5002048ELGEGXT-K)
- OCZ PowerStream OCZ520ADJSLI ATX, BTX, EPS12V 520W
- XFX Geforce 7900 GTX 512MB (665/1630)
- HITACHI Deskstar 7K80 80GB 3.5\" SATA 3.0Gb/s x 2 (RAID)
old_geekster50 is offline  
Old 04-28-2006, 02:31 AM   #18 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 5,191
Default

i currently have an athlon x2 3800+


i cant overclock it worth a ****, its running at 2.2ghz (stock is 2)

i know a guy who'll buy it for 200 bucks, would it be worth it to get the 165 or the 170? which should i get?
The General is offline  
Old 04-28-2006, 02:52 PM   #19 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Waphlez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Ohio, United States
Posts: 1,976
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Green Radience
A 4400+ is rarely going to reach 2.8Ghz while a Opteron 170 is practically guaranteed to. I'd pick a Opteron 170 over even a X2 4800+.
I've seen 4400+ CPU reach 2.9ghz on a Zalmann 9500, I guess the guy got a lucky CPU, I've also seen dud 165/170s that only got to 2.2-2.4ghz max, so don't say it's guaranteed. A 3800+ easilly gets to 2.5 or 2.6ghz on air cooling, my friend has one at 2.65ghz on air.

A 4400+ usually get 2.7GHz - 2.8GHz and usually a Opteron 170 gets 2.7-2.9 or 3GHz if you got a good CPU.

But I agree that that the Opteron 170 is a better choice. I just don't like it when people say that that Athlon cores don't compare to Opterons when they get around the same range. But since the Opterons are clocked lower, it makes them get higher OCs then the Athlons.
__________________

Waphlez is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.