Originally Posted by Rollo
Aren't heat and power consumption always a concern with servers?
These chips are fail on all fronts.
No supporting them has been able to put forth a reason to buy one other than "AMD makes them!" or "With the magic patch, they might get better!".
My prediction is AMD loses desktop and server market share over the next six months based on these stinkers.
You're way off rollo. These will be fine in the server market, probably they might even increase share. Desktop looks like its gonna suck until they release a new revision. The thing about clock speed is it isn't linear with power/heat. Going from 75% max clock to peak clock usually is a 50% increase in power useage. No one with a brain really buys top end clocked processors for a server, you buy a ton of lower clocked cores.
I would guess, server/HPC wise, AMD does fine, which is where all their money comes from anyway. They don't make crap off the desktop market.