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Torrent site isoHunt gets free AMD CPUs

Written by Matti Vähäkainu (Google+) @ 04 Feb 2008 10:30 User comments (17)

Torrent site isoHunt gets free AMD CPUs The BitTorrent search engine isoHunt has received a couple of AMD's unreleased processors. According to a post at isoHunt.com forums, the site administration received two "pre-production engineering samples" of AMD Opteron 2352 CPUs. The 2,1GHz processors are used in the primary database servers, which will give them a great real-world test drive.
The to be released quad-core CPUs, found already in Yahoo store for $650 somehow, feature a 2MB L2 cache and apparently work flawlessly, unlike the previous Opteron 2350 with the infamous TLB bug.

It remains to be seen whether the antipiracy lobbyists target AMD because of this. isoHunt has been a target of several accusations by both MPAA and RIAA.

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17 user comments

14.2.2008 10:33

Almost makes me want to buy a AMD cpu, almost.

24.2.2008 12:02

Hey :D if you need/want a cheap quad AMD is the way to go. At least at a place where i work you can buy either E6650 or a Phemon for almoust the same price

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 04 Feb 2008 @ 12:03

34.2.2008 13:32

this is awesome

44.2.2008 13:39

Originally posted by DancingWD:
Hey :D if you need/want a cheap quad AMD is the way to go. At least at a place where i work you can buy either E6650 or a Phemon for almoust the same price
I don't want a cheap quad, I want a good one which is why Intel ftw.

54.2.2008 13:56

AMD over Intel any day of the week and twice on Sunday!

64.2.2008 14:43

Originally posted by M4DHATT3R:
AMD over Intel any day of the week and twice on Sunday!
I always find that AMD motherboards are cheaper, or is it just me?

74.2.2008 15:16

They are, but there also not as good as there Intel counterparts.

84.2.2008 15:20

I personally prefer AMD. I think that in quality they are better. As some famous guy once said "It's quality not quantity."

94.2.2008 16:24
tripplite
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yes thank you isohunt is a top notch site, bless them bless them, this has made me purchase a amd motherboard(the reaction they wanted!!), after Demonoid went down and
pirate bay went to court it's over due that we got a victory on our side!!!

104.2.2008 17:04

Originally posted by 21Q:
I personally prefer AMD. I think that in quality they are better. As some famous guy once said "It's quality not quantity."

intel quads are of better quality then the AMD's. But ofcourse at a higher price.

114.2.2008 17:07

You know I find it rather interesting how the processing markets of AMD and Intel are supporting P2P. If you remember Intel's contribution to P2P a couple months back by providing the code that ultimately assisted in developing that Azureus plugin "Ono".

124.2.2008 23:29

Intel also had a tracking modual in there chips, anyone remember the Coppermine it was called the processor ID function. by the way is still found in all the intel series. they had claimed it was for sells status and talling sales, but why would you need a perment id in your processor. its like a MAC for you processor.

in any case goodwork amd supporting the scene will defenitly help find you a consumer base.

for gaming i like AMD. but if i was going to run a hardcore server i Would go with Intel's Itanium series.

Intel is more geared toward the Suits.
AMD More geared Toward Public.

134.2.2008 23:33

And as a once not so famous man Said, average joe doesn't want good Joe wants Cheap.

Remeber joe is always right^^

if you please joe you please the 70% of the globe.

145.2.2008 1:47
mecheng
Inactive

AMD sucks not really my cup of tea,but you gotta giv'em props for tryin.

156.2.2008 14:21

my first machine was intel, my second third and fourth was amd . price is right works great. what else could you possible want?

1627.2.2008 23:47

Quote:
It remains to be seen whether the antipiracy lobbyists target AMD because of this. isoHunt has been a target of several accusations by both MPAA and RIAA.
I love this :)

I would buy a amd chip anyway better than intel well the old intel chips at least have not tried anythig new yet mayb my next build :)

1728.2.2008 21:32
tripplite
Inactive

secret squirrel's report on the issue

Quote:
I'd like to thank the nice people at AMD for allowing us to have 2 pre-production engineering samples of their Opteron 2352 CPUs. These cpus have been installed in our primary database server (as of this afternoon) and we'll definitely be following up in the near future with our impressions of these particular cpus. (Although I'll admit that we ran all of our web traffic for about 20 minutes earlier today on those cpus without any issue, so they're certainly powerhouses).



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