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Woodcrest vs. Opteron VT benchmarks

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November 18, 2006 12:20:08 PM

Firstly, please dont turn this into an instant flame war :p 

I agree and understand than C2D > A64 in the Desktop/gaming markets.

I realise this study is commissioned by AMD.

I simply thought it surprising and interesting, and wondered if others had any thoughts!

Server Virtulisation benchmarks by VeriTest

I know that the benchmarks seem overly focussed on IO performance, which isnt always directly related to the CPU, but I suppose this is what corporate customers do... feel free to correct me there.

I dont see any glaring errors that would invalidate the results, so it seems from this that there are business applications where Opteron outperforms Woodcrest by a significant margin.


(And before calling me an AMD fanboy, the only AMD cpu I currently own is an Athlon XP 1900+ that has a hole drilled through it and is used as a keychain, all my PCs are Intel based right now)

EDIT: wrong URL :p 
November 18, 2006 12:27:52 PM

um, a little off topic, but bear with me. how did you drill a hole through a proc without cracking it?

200th post btw.
November 18, 2006 12:32:01 PM

The Athlon XPs use an organic substrate and no IHS, the hole is in the corner and not through the die. Drill slowly and its pretty easy. I also have a P3 Coppermine :) 

But anyway, anyone have any thoughts on the benchmarks?