[mythtv-users] AMD 64 3200+ vs P4 3.0 GHz.

Tom Greer trgreer at gmail.com
Tue Jan 29 20:06:46 UTC 2008

On Jan 29, 2008 11:57 AM, John Drescher <drescherjm at gmail.com> wrote:

> > frequency scaling and has lower power consumption.
> >
> > I dunno. I've never had much luck with frequency scaling.
> > My guess is that this is the sort of idea (much like
> > micropartitioning & virtualization) that doesn't play well
> > with constant intensive usage.
> >
> I have been using frequency scaling on my dual processor Opterons with
> mythtv for around 2 years and it works very well. My recently upgraded
> dual processor dual core 2.6GHz (4 cores total) system with 5 hard
> drives and 2 tuners runs at about 1/2 the power at 1GHz as it does
> when at 2.6GHz where it consumes nearly 300W under full load.
I have several of the AMD low power BE-2300/2350 Athlon X2 CPUs.  They match
or outrun my other AMD X2 processors and run way cooler and quieter.  I'd
recommend these anyday.

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