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AMD Opteron 4386 Seoul 3.1GHz 8MB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache Socket C32 95W OS4386WLU8KHKWOF Server Processor

  • 6.40 GT/s
  • 32 nm Seoul
  • 8MB L2 Cache
  • 8MB L3 Cache
  • 95W
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years

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  • 7/8/2013 9:32:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsWOW!

Pros: Installed a pair of these on a H8DCL-iF because I didn't like the prices on the xeon E5-2643's.

Was I shocked, for compiling with gcc, linking,running gzip (for packaging) and general integer work these things are incredible. This machine is literally the fastest thing in the lab beating out quite a number of significantly more expensive Intel machines.

Basically, the price/performance of these processors vs the intel E5s is crazy.

Cons: None yet...

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  • Jason D.
  • 2/26/2013 9:19:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Little Powerhouse

Pros: This is an extremely powerful little processor that runs very cool. It keeps up with modern desktop processors by being able to max out at 3.8GHz when running fewer cores. I grabbed two of these very recently to build a graphics workstation and replace a single older quad-core Intel Extreme processor and I'm shocked by the gains in performance I get with these, and how much lower temp they are because my system is darn near silent (see Other Thoughts below). I would have to say one of the greatest Pros is clearly the cost. I didn't flinch at the cost of picking up two and now that I've seen the results (render times cut to a third from an Intel QX6850) I'm extremely pleased with my purchase. I would recommend this over a Intel Xeon or any of the 'Core' desktop processors simply because you can get more physical cores at a reasonably high frequency, and some programs while multi-threaded don't always play nice with Intel's Hyperthreading (like 3ds Max). So, if you're looking for a budget core-laden beast but don't want to sacrifice clock speed, this is really the best solution.

Cons: There really aren't any. It's just very well-priced for its feature set and capabilities.

Other Thoughts: I went with the Asus KMCA-D8 motherboard (which I don't necessarily recommend but I'll live with it) which fortunately came with the latest BIOS release already supporting the 4300/Seoul chips, so no problems there, just plug 'n' play. torsionbar mentioned there wasn't a great cooler selection but I beg to differ; sort of like his/her selection, I went with the Noctua, though I'm using the NH-U9DO (92mm instead of 120mm fans). This is an excellent cooler and even with two my system is whisper quiet and barely rises above the sound of heavy breathing during long renders, you really needn't look any further.

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  • George N.
  • 2/20/2013 9:33:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsQuite nice

Pros: A fast chip with low power, perfect workstation or small server chip. A drop-in replacement for earlier 4200 or 4100 series Opterons, an easy upgrade!

Works perfectly and awesome performance under RedHat Enterprise Linux 6.3. As always, Linux "just works" with high-end hardware like this.

Cons: None really. I wish AMD would publish a product roadmap, so we know what chips are coming up in the next few years.

Other Thoughts: If you are upgrading from a 4100 or 4200 series Opteron, your motherboard *will* need a BIOS update. Visit your mobo manufacturers web site and do the BIOS update *before* you attempt to install this chip! My Supermicro H8SCM needed BIOS upgrade to v3.0 in order to use this chip.

Also, since there aren't many Opteron heatsink/fans out there, I'll share the one I'm using. It's a Noctua NH-U12DO. It's a BIG heatsink, but it's very high quality construction, and it performs well and is quiet.

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  • David W.
  • 2/9/2013 8:51:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Happy

Pros: 8 cores @ 3.1GHz
Quite energy efficient
Doesn't run very hot even at 100% load 53C (20F ambient)
Getting 30-35k ppd (with 2 processors) in folding at home on WS2008 R2 while running all my other services etc

Cons: Not many great heatsink options for socket C32
Price maybe?

Other Thoughts: I have 2 of these running in my server along side 8 hard drives and despite the 700W powersupplies that aren't even 80 plus, it currently only pulls about 300W running both CPUs @ 100%, plan to switch to 500W 80 plus plat power supplies which should shave off quite a bit.

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