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Old 03-26-2005, 09:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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http://www.gamepc.com/labs/print_con...ookie%5Ftest=1

Awesome article. To quickly sum it up...multitasking environments of course go to Intel, but for raw power it goes to Opteron. In the end they basically give the Opteron a big thumbs up as it won most of the benchmarks, dominates the Intel in quite a few, and has a insanely significant lower power consumption and heat output than the Intel.

Considering it's 1GHz slower and 1mb lower in cache, the Opteron friggin rocks.
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Not just the Opteron, all of AMD friggin rocks.
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These are processors made for servers right?
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Not just the Opteron, all of AMD friggin rocks.

zzzzzzzzzzz

I think its kinda even, except in games hwere intel gets stomped on, but were not talki about gaming computers... and they actually say the xeon is a more reliable choice..
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These are processors made for servers right?
Yes....althought it's interesting they were using a 6800Ultra for graphics and running Doom3 and Far cry based things lol.

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I think its kinda even,
You say that cause you are an Intel advocate
Says right here:

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The Xeon is still be our choice for content creation and artist types, despite the fact that its once dominant stranglehold on our benchmark suite is now cracking, the Xeon is still a dynamite chip for heavy multi-taskers.
Their stranglehold is slipping, and it's only for content creation that they suggest it, then right after that

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In terms of raw performance throughout all of our tests, we would give the nod to AMD’s Opteron 252, which gives higher performance levels throughout the majority of our benchmarks, despite running at a lower clock speed and having half the amount of L2 cache.
RAW PERFORMANCE, throughout not a portion of the tests like they said Intel would be good for content creation but throughout the MAJORITY of the benchmarks.

and of course [/quote]At 2.6 GHz, the Opteron 252 is exceedingly fast, and crunched through our benchmarks at surprising speeds. The efficiency of AMD’s processor and memory controller designs cannot be denied. [/quote]

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With SSE-3 support added, the Opteron is now on par with the Xeon in terms of processor instruction compatibility. In addition, the lower power consumption and heat production levels were immediately noticeable to us, and really helped cinch the Opteron 252 as the better overall in our minds
So you are mistaken if you got that they said the Intel is 'more reliable'

AMD uses less power, less heat, dominates throughout mosts of the test and overall is the better. They give Intel the medal of multitasking like what's been agreed upon forever now.

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If given the choice between the two, the Opteron 252 would be our personal preference,
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and they actually say the xeon is a more reliable choice..
Thats simply not true as they said nothing of the sort
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I'd really like to see the Opteron 852 in benchies against the Opteron 252 and Xeon 3.6
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Very nice Nubius - i hope everyone sees that.
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"" You say that cause you are an Intel advocate ""

So Sue ME! (,")

""So you are mistaken ff you got that they said the Intel is 'more reliable'""

""So when you say Thats simply not true as they said nothing of the sort ""

Nubie, now common. Read the last line!

Quote. Until more Opteron platforms hit the market, the Xeon is the much more reliable choice between the two. UnQuote


AMD uses less power, less heat, dominates throughout mosts of the test and overall is the better. They give Intel the medal of multitasking like what's been agreed upon forever now.

Any server running more than 1 CPU is gona take power, who cares if its 700 W or 7000 W!?
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Until more Opteron platforms hit the market, the Xeon is the much more reliable choice between the two.
Yeah dude they mean because the actual motherboards are rare on the market right now. They say the Xeon is reliable in the fact it's easier to find a board for it. But as far as performance goes, the Opteron is their choice.

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who cares if its 700 W or 7000 W!?
Anyone who's using them for rackmount server spaces like they said in the article. A lot less heat makes them ideal for servers with a lot of boards in them. Less power consumption = Can use a smaller wattage PSU thus using up less energy which for energy conservationists is a good thing, will keep the power bill down.
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any1 who can afford these babies im sure wouldnt mind about an exra $20 on their bill
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