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IBM System x3650

IBM System x3650
alaScore 84

298 reviews

Oct, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 298 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and reliability. The usability and value for money are also appreciated.

price, usability, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the IBM System x3650 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for IBM System x3650

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 7 user reviews of IBM System x3650 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: AMD Athlon II X3 450 95W Processor (ADX450WFGMBOX)

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Amazon.com review summary for IBM System x3650

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 user reviews of IBM System x3650 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: AMD Athlon II X3 450 95W Processor (ADX450WFGMBOX)Intel Xeon E5420 2.5 GHz 12M L2 Cache 1333MHz FSB LGA771 Active Quad-Core Processor

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IBM System x3650 Server

 

The System x3650 delivers a superb specification and presents it in a very well designed chassis. It offers a high storage capacity, plenty of room to expand and quality remote management features although Dell and HP do offer better value.

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IntelliStation Z Pro

 

The last IBM workstation we looked at was rather behind the times - but this is right up-to-date. Dealer Matek's entry into our last workstation group test was a generation behind much of the competition, but this is the first computer we've seen to...

Obscenely powerful 3D performance. Fast image rendering and processing.

High price. Small, single hard drive. No DVD reader.

This Z Pro is driven by the fastest Xeon processors available: two 3.6GHz chips with 2MB of Level 2 cache each. These are fed by 2GB of DDR2 RAM across an 800MHz system bus, and connected to a motherboard with an almost full set of PCI-Express, PCI-X,...

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Opteron Dual core 265 Gaming Processor

 

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For my first build

 

easy to install and so far (4 months) has given my no problems

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One of the last multi-core AM3 CPUs

 

Improved Window Experience Index to 7.2 in Windows 8. If you have an older motherboard, which is most likely the case, make sure you update the BIOS.

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amd athlon 2 cpu

 

love this chip for the price its a great cpu with lots of good features

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Excellent value

 

Got this CPU to repair my wife's computer. Seems almost as fast as the Phenom 9850 it replaces. Was able to activate the fourth core.

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Excellent Buy

 

Does the job for me. Can't beat the price and speed for every day computing.

Product Specifications

The System x3650 T server is engineered from the start to support telecommunications environments where NEBS compliance is required. This full-function, cost-effective, carrier-grade solution combines Intel processor technology and Linux operating system support to deliver high performance at a fraction of the cost of similar UNIX-based solutions. Ideally suited for telecommunications, wireless, and other applications that require dc power, these 2 U high, 20-inch deep rack models provide outstanding function for System x products. Preconfigured with two-way SMP processors, substantial system memory, redundant power supplies, and Ultra320 SCSI HDDs, these servers are ready to handle advanced Telco applications.

Audio Output

Type: None

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Rack-mountable
Front Accessible Bays Qty:1/2/3
Hot-Swap Bays Qty:2/6/8
Internal Bays Qty:2
Manufacturer Form Factor:Rack-mountable
Server Storage Bays:Hot-swap
Server Swappable Drive Interface:SAS/SCSI

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Rack-mountable
Front Accessible Bays Qty:1/2/3
Hot-Swap Bays Qty:2/6/8
Internal Bays Qty:2
Manufacturer Form Factor:Rack-mountable
Server Storage Bays:Hot-swap
Server Swappable Drive Interface:SAS/SCSI

Cache Memory

Installed Size:12MB/16MB/4MB/6MB/8MB
Per Processor Size:12MB/2MB/4MB/6MB/8MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:20in/27.5in
Height:3.3in/3.5in
Weight:32.2lbs/37lbs/46.1lbs/46.3lbs/46.5lbs/65.3lbs
Width:17.1in/17.5in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:EMEA/Europe/France/Germany/Philippines / Laos / Cambodia / Brunei / Singapore / Malaysia / Thailand / Taiwan / Myanmar / Hong Kong / Vietnam / Indonesia/United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:IBM
Model:7979/7980
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:IBM/IBM System x3650/IBM System x3650 T

Mainboard

Chipset Type:Intel 5000P
Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/1333MHz/667MHz/800MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Stealth black
Manufacturer Selling Program:IBM Express/IBM Express Seller

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:24x
Type:CD-ROM/CD-RW/CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/None
Write Speed:24x

Power Device

Power Redundancy:Optional/Yes/Yes / Optional

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.6GHz/1.86GHz/2.33GHz/2.5GHz/2.66GHz/2.83GHz/2GHz/3.16GHz/3.2GHz/3.33GHz/3GHz
Installed Qty:1/2
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:2
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core/Quad-Core
Processor Number:5050/5063/5110/5120/5130/5140/5150/5160/E5205/E5310/E5320/E5335/E5345/E5405/E5420/E5430/E5440/L5310/L5320/L5420/X5355/X5365/X5450/X5460/X5470
Server Scalability:2-way
Type:Dual-Core Xeon/No CPU/Quad-Core Xeon/Xeon
Upgradability:Upgradable

RAM

CAS Latency:CL4
Data Integrity Check:ECC Chipkill
Form Factor:FB-DIMM 240-pin
Installed Size:1GB/2GB/4GB/8GB
Max Supported Size:16GB/32GB/48GB
Memory Specification Compliance:PC2-5300
Memory Speed:667MHz
Registered or Buffered:Fully buffered
Storage Capacity:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM
Type:DRAM
Upgrade Type:System specific

Service & Support

On-Site Warranty:On-site
Type:3 years warranty

Storage Controller

RAID Level:RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10/RAID 0 / RAID 1/RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10/RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 1E / RAID 5 / RAID 6/RAID 10 / RAID 0/RAID 1E / RAID 10 / RAID 6 / RAID 5 / RAID 0

Storage Controller (2nd)

RAID Level:RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10/RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 1E / RAID 5 / RAID 50 / RAID 5EE / RAID 6 / RAID 60/RAID 10 / RAID 0/RAID 60 / RAID 5EE / RAID 1E / RAID 50 / RAID 10 / RAID 0
Type:IDE/Serial Attached SCSI

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial Attached SCSI/Ultra320 SCSI

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type:Hot-swap/None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:0GB/1.022GB/1.022TB/1.27TB/146GB/219GB/220.2GB/294GB/72.8GB
OS Certified:Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server / Microsoft Windows 2000 Server / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition / Novell NetWare 6.5 / Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3 / Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3 for AMD64 / EM64T / Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 3 / Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 3 for AMD64/EM64T / SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8/Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3 for AMD64 / EM64T / Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 3 for AMD64/EM64T / Novell NetWare 6.5 / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition / SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 / Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server / Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
Recommended Use:Corporate business/Corporate business / Small business/Corporate business / Small business
Type:Server

Video Memory

Installed Size:16MB/32MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI ES1000/ATI RAGE XL
Interface Type:PCI