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ASUS KGPE-D16 SSI EEB Server Motherboard Dual Socket G34 AMD SR5690 DDR3 1600/1333/1066/800
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2 out of 5 eggs Not The Calculation Bear I Expected 06/19/2014

This review is from: ASUS KGPE-D16 SSI EEB Server Motherboard Dual Socket G34 AMD SR5690 DDR3 1600/1333/1066/800

Pros: Easy to set up. Booting from USB is great. Ran at first power up.

Cons: I built this to be a workstation for CFD calculations. I used 2 Opteron 2.6 GHz 12 core processors for a total 24 cores. Had to make several BIOS and operating system tweaks to finally get the system to run my test case about 10% slower than my Intel I7 2.3 quad core notebook. Unacceptably slow. Opterons don't seem to be good for intensive calculation work.

Other Thoughts: Will not make a good boat anchor either. I swapped to an Intel board running 2 xeon 2.0 Ghz 8 core processors for a total of 16 cores. I am now able to double the iterations in my test project and calculate in about 1/3 the time it took on my notebook.


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Display Name: Edward L.

Date Joined: 05/14/04

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