iXBT Labs - Computer Hardware in Detail






Latest News

 « Previous Day News Archive  

Performance and Scalability of the new Opteron @ Techno Babble

"In the interest of fairness, I´ve been monitoring Microsoft´s Exchange Server benchmark page. As you may recall, when the Opteron was launched, scores for 2-way and 4-way servers based on the chip were posted to this page.

As discussed here, the not yet available Opteron platform (running at 1.80GHz) defeated the fastest competing Xeon (2-way, 2.80GHz) and Xeon MP (4-way, 2.00GHz) chips by 12.2% and 17.6%, respectively.

As of this month, two new scores have been posted, one which is particularly notable. Both scores are from 2-way Xeon servers. These servers are running at 3.06GHz, and the faster of the two has a score of 11000, a jump of 12.2%. Curiously, this is exactly enough of a boost to make the fastest 2-way Xeon the same speed as the fastest 2-way Opteron. Rather than chalk it up to an unlikely coincidence, I´m tempted to speculate that there´s a bit of rounding involved in the score reporting process. No matter, though; the basic idea is that the Xeon and the Opteron are currently evenly matched in 2-way configurations."

You can read more at Techno Babble.

 « Previous Day News Archive  

Write a comment below. No registration needed!

blog comments powered by Disqus

  Most Popular Reviews More    RSS  

AMD Phenom II X4 955, Phenom II X4 960T, Phenom II X6 1075T, and Intel Pentium G2120, Core i3-3220, Core i5-3330 Processors

Comparing old, cheap solutions from AMD with new, budget offerings from Intel.
February 1, 2013 · Processor Roundups

Inno3D GeForce GTX 670 iChill, Inno3D GeForce GTX 660 Ti Graphics Cards

A couple of mid-range adapters with original cooling systems.
January 30, 2013 · Video cards: NVIDIA GPUs

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1

An external X-Fi solution in tests.
September 9, 2008 · Sound Cards

AMD FX-8350 Processor

The first worthwhile Piledriver CPU.
September 11, 2012 · Processors: AMD

Consumed Power, Energy Consumption: Ivy Bridge vs. Sandy Bridge

Trying out the new method.
September 18, 2012 · Processors: Intel
  Latest Reviews More    RSS  

i3DSpeed, September 2013

Retested all graphics cards with the new drivers.
Oct 18, 2013 · 3Digests

i3DSpeed, August 2013

Added new benchmarks: BioShock Infinite and Metro: Last Light.
Sep 06, 2013 · 3Digests

i3DSpeed, July 2013

Added the test results of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 and AMD Radeon HD 7730.
Aug 05, 2013 · 3Digests

Gainward GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB Golden Sample Graphics Card

An excellent hybrid of GeForce GTX 650 Ti and GeForce GTX 660.
Jun 24, 2013 · Video cards: NVIDIA GPUs

i3DSpeed, May 2013

Added the test results of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770/780.
Jun 03, 2013 · 3Digests
  Latest News More    RSS  

Platform  ·  Video  ·  Multimedia  ·  Mobile  ·  Other  ||  About us & Privacy policy  ·  Twitter  ·  Facebook

Copyright © Byrds Research & Publishing, Ltd., 1997–2011. All rights reserved.