[nycbug-talk] Anyone using Pentium-D?

Charles Sprickman spork
Fri Jul 1 01:11:05 EDT 2005

On Fri, 1 Jul 2005, Michael Hanulec wrote:

> Pentinum-D is p4 based.  this style of intel dual core architecture have two 
> cores sharing the same fsb.  intel has about two or three other designs in 
> the works.  they will be coming out w/ a p3-based centrino single socket/dual 
> core platform which seems cool (in technology and wattage) but that will 
> require another motherboard sytle, etc.

After digging around some more I found that clock for clock, the D seems 
to run about 80% more expensive.  Supermicro has some barebones combos 
that will take the chips, but again, the cost/performance doesn't seem to 
make sense yet.

> right now (or maybe until intel really changes their game plan) your better 
> off w/ the athlon64 or opteron dual cores (which will support quad cores in 
> 2007).  the amd architecture really shines when accessing memory in dual core 
> configs.

We have looked at that, but I'm still a little gunshy about going to 
another FreeBSD architecture; I simply don't know anyone yet that uses it 
regularly.  Perhaps it's totally fine, or we might end up buying a bunch 
of stuff to find that we bought all the wrong parts (as far as FBSD 
compatibility is concerned).  And it pushes us to 5.x, which in this case 
we're not yet ready to do.

Thanks for the input!


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> On Tue, 28 Jun 2005, Charles Sprickman wrote:
>> Hey all,
>> I'm really bad at keeping up on all the processor news out there.  It took 
>> Apple's x86 announcement for me to find out about Intel's dual-core chips 
>> (pentium-d).  Other than the glossies on the intel site, has anyone here 
>> toyed with these things?
>> I've been shopping for some low-end dual processor stuff (used) in the 
>> neighborhood of dual PIII-1GHz.  Is the D based on P4 or PIII?  Is it a 
>> lemon, a stopgap, or a cost-efficient way to get dual processors without 
>> going to Xeons?
>> Any input is appreciated, I'm not up to speed on the latest and greatest 
>> (or lamest).
>> Thanks,
>> Charles
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