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Old 07-23-2004, 06:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i was wondering, y do CPU companies make a separite cpu for servers, like the opteron/xeon. y not just use a 64 or p4 for servers?

i know there is prolly an explanation for this, but i dont know it. so if anyone has details, or a link to details, that'd be great. thx
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Im pretty sure becaus it has to handle a different load then a normal computer does, they are built differently therefore they need different components. They act differently also. The architecture is not the same so they have to make other components.
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Usually they run larger caches and are able to be linked together, up to 4 CPU's

Most of the fastest desktop CPU's are just server variants, the FX series is basicly an Opteron and the P4EE is a Xeon
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cache is most expensive part in a CPU (after die, of course) and server based CPU normally came with higher Cache's, unlike on 875P chipset, which can be used as entry level server/workstation, uses desktop cpu.
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How Intel want to do business if only 1 type of CPU for Server?
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How Intel want to do business if only 1 type of CPU for Server?
They have 2 actually, Itanium and Xeon?
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