Thanks a lot Taiidan!
I'll try to find two used 6386SE. I don't mind to have microcode
updates (I already choose them in coreboot for 6376).
2017-09-26 10:17 GMT+03:00 Taiidan(a)gmx.com <Taiidan(a)gmx.com>om>:
On 09/25/2017 01:21 PM, BogDan Vatra wrote:
I'd like to upgrade my CPUs (I have 2 x Opteron 6276) and I'm now
sure which one should I choose? Will I see a difference? Does the
6386SE IMO, get the best.
It is worth it although it needs microcode updates for secure operations.
6287SE is the best x86_64 CPU that doesn't, it is slightly slower and lacks
the slightly higher memory speed - with that you will also see better
peformance (see cpubenchmark)
Btw no need to buy a brand new one get a used as CPU life is 20+ years.
You'll end up spending a decent chunk of change on dual 6386SE to the point
where I would advise saving up for TALOS 2 (way better performance and
upgradability) - unless you want x86 6386 to the play latest games (I do!)