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DerekB
10-11-2003, 09:09 PM
Just curious as to why Opterons have been removed from the VT[3] system requirements page. It seems to me that a dual 246 on the Tyan Thunder K8W with a PCI X Dual scsi board would kick *****!!!

That's all.

JesusLovesU
10-14-2003, 11:02 PM
I think the reason of removal is the unmatured Opteron's motherboards.

Intel Xeon has been dominating the entire world of high-end workstation. Every peripheral and software has adopted the optimization based on the Xeon platform. Note that Opteron also suffers the slow performance on SSE2 optimization compared to the (origin) Intel. This is for sure understandable. Thus, AMD has a tough way to split the domination.

By the way, I can't wait to see AMD launch a more stable and powerful chipset to push the Opteron to Rock!