[Wine] Re: Current best AMD processor for running mainstream games?

gamingfanz wineforum-user at winehq.org
Mon Mar 28 23:58:36 CDT 2011

pin-no-err wrote:
> tparker wrote:
> > On 02/24/2011 09:28 PM, pin-no-err wrote:
> > I have a Phenom 4-core and have not had any trouble gaming, but I also 
> > use the computer for everything so non-game applications were a 
> > consideration when I bought the system. I have not tried SC2 so I can't 
> > say how bad that issue is on this chipset. I also have not researched 
> > the issue, is that something that could be fixed through a later wine 
> > update? If so I would go with the fastest individual core speed Phenom 4 
> > or 6 core I could afford in the hopes of the games being playable now 
> > and better later. If the problem is on the game side and they show no 
> > interest in fixing it I might still do the same depending on what other 
> > games and applications I wanted the computer to be good for. For the 
> > single core chips we have been happy with both Athlon and Opterons, I 
> > think you can bet a little better numbers with the Opterons so they 
> > might be the better choice for just games.
> I can't seem to find any single core Opterons these days - minimum I can find is 2 core, and that's for AM2 sockets (and can only saturate DDR2 ram? Am I mistaken?)
> Should I restrict my selection to AM3 Opterons (http://products.amd.com/en-us/opteroncpuresult.aspx?f1=Quad-Core+AMD+Opteron%E2%84%A2&f2=&f3=Yes&f4=&f5=512&f6=AM3&f7=C2&f8=45nm+SOI&f9=75+W&f10=2200&f11=4&)?
> Assuming so, would something like an Opteron 1389 (http://products.amd.com/en-us/OpteronCPUDetail.aspx?id=563&f1=Quad-Core+AMD+Opteron%E2%84%A2&f2=&f3=Yes&f4=&f5=512&f6=AM3&f7=C2&f8=45nm+SOI&f9=75+W&f10=2200&f11=4&) (2.9ghz, 4-core, AM3) be ideal then?
> Or were you suggesting something more like this:
> AMD Phenom II X4 Black
> or
> AMD Phenom II X6 Black

You hit the nail right on the head... I think for under 200 bucks you have to go with the AMD Phenom II x6... but that's my opinion.

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