Desktop CPUs

From: John Aldrich 
What's the latest & greatest AMD socket type? Is it AM3+ or FM2 or  
something else? I prefer AMD to Intel, mainly because Intel seems like  
the bully in the desktop/server CPU business... and at least it used  
to be the case, that AMD was a "better buy" than Intel. That being  
said, if Intel is far and away the better CPU for a comparable dollar  
amount, I would strongly consider Intel.

I discovered this morning that the memory on my Linux box is maxed out  
at 4 Gigs, so I need to upgrade the motherboard if I want more memory,  
which, of course, means I need to upgrade the CPU as well. :D

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ Got the wife a 4.3ghz Black Edition AMD Quad AM3+ for $150

=============================================================== From: trevor noblitt ------------------------------------------------------ Any of the recent FX chips are pretty good, that said my 4670k is currently stable at 4.8 ghz on air.

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 AM3+. Intel's pricing is getting farther and farther away from caring about being competitive on cost. Nothing you are going to do on an 8 core 4Ghz desktop is going to matter if it's Intel or AMD. That being said, I am quite happy using an AMD FX-8350 Black Edition in a Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7. Neither have given me anything to complain about. I maxed it out at 32GB of RAM when I bought it. (I tend to run a lot of VMs, even on my desktop). Regards, dtb -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - iQEcBAEBAgAGBQJR3ySPAAoJEMP+wtEOVbcdMHUIALHpMyZXmCYzxVusHvXjEb43 vAHuIGzpn8qWXeLlNL7yCTNSWt5DXGlaTmLlvJoIg3f1kYCc553YG9JaJrfouyeo E6ahJRTVYkAGemDK8Kbl43rI6Kre8JugDrNl3H8uE02DIrH7nZZ5+NbVpfKhYswV qEppe0UgqtsnRLuMbvww/iigxcS6twSteDCZcnGMG2qGt6K6n7+TXNHqvMrZ1+3y Zmz4ASY9/rObMhtOba2GY/ZQoKBcxlbhiICm12JVQDebszAemHkVMC2me87BreFr oyGGULs99O1MDb8GWjRC03HhQ0aS/wFND5sgmtdB+tvz6B2MLYfozePgFNcu3f0= =Jsc5 -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

=============================================================== From: John Aldrich ------------------------------------------------------ Thanks, guys... haven't been keeping up with the latest, so I figured I better ask here. :D

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 That was the latest in January, things may have changed since then.... :) Regards, dtb -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - iQEcBAEBAgAGBQJR3zPQAAoJEMP+wtEOVbcdoqMH/3QOZxhgyH3ih3225fcZPfVC cuTmiRJkxjHsEmXKRw06rMQXKxXKBqyR0yNRyZz3lZbg8n9RJQhVFxUNQ6LCxqIS yLcfz3Q4C57h/WKUFFJW62W9EDshV7PW4zdlW4e1zNSlBdXdPjIhZ9eBbPjifF/Z j2dc5gY5FuXU4/3FCLok1/IqnHTdXTCeI3NzI3i7Ke+EWsS4rZvkqtYUixUNAqpX NFx0v/WDEPh3HiG0Ih0OW0h9DGUwlmCoaABtJ06NLHnWx0g4EsJXyyB16WgzrTy6 pyUrJatRarQDoRfD+6Jk3ZXuELQu3v8/PD4giSmpngUS6yoVRu9AnBH1PoWaO08= =HyK8 -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

=============================================================== From: John Aldrich ------------------------------------------------------ True... you never know as fast as computer stuff changes! :D

=============================================================== From: Matt Keys ------------------------------------------------------ My last ground up build was AM3+ mobo : FX-8120 CPU : and 16 GB of RAM with two sets of these : I couldn't be happier with it and it was relatively inexpensive in comparison to AMD's server line equivalents (e.g. socket G34). I've had no problems at all running ESXi 5.1 on it.