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POLL: Best dual-cpu AMD board?

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Taylor

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In your own opinion, please list the best and why. And if you think Intel does it better. And why.

-Taylor
 

SickBoy

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No retail dual-CPU AMD board exists right now, bro. AMD has the 760MP chipset soon to be released (along side the dual-capable Palomino) which will support SMP and DDR. I saw some CeBit pics of a Tyan mobo running a dual Palo system, but it's still off on the horizon. Until then, us AMD people can only dream.... :)

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Taylor

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SickBoy (Apr 09, 2001 04:06 p.m.):
No retail dual-CPU AMD board exists right now, bro. AMD has the 760MP chipset soon to be released (along side the dual-capable Palomino) which will support SMP and DDR. I saw some CeBit pics of a Tyan mobo running a dual Palo system, but it's still off on the horizon. Until then, us AMD people can only dream.... :)

SickBoy
I thought I saw a dual cpu board at Iwill's website, and a couple more at Asus. Must've been hallucinating. (Thermal grease fumes...)
 

SickBoy

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Even if you had seen a dual AMD board, you can buy it and do all you want with it but you'd only be able to run 1 Tbird or 1 Duron in it as the current socket A processors are not SMP capable. (at least not according to AMD). I may have missed the introduction of SMP socket A boards (not likely) but I know that until we see Palomino, there's no AMD SMP until then

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Kriegster

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yeah no dual athlon boards yet. tyan and msi will probably be the first 2 at the end of the summer if we are lucky. I had a tyan board once which I didn't particularly care for so the MSI will probably be the 1 I would shoot for. There was an add for someplace taking pre-orders but that was in china and we all know the crap china pulls :( The Msi board (and the tyan too perhaps) will probably come with onboard scsi and some other goodies, and probably cost an arm and a leg :(