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Xeon 2.4Ghz DualCore OR Pentium D 2.8Ghz dualCore:What's the fastest?

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October 12, 2011 2:51:22 PM

I have a choice between a single Xeon 2.4Ghz Dual Core (4MB Cache 1066MHz FSB) OR a single Pentium D 915 2.8Ghz dual Core (4MB Cache 800MHz FSB)

What's the fastest CPU, please?

It's for a Dell PowerEdge SC440 server. According to the SC440 manual, the Xeon would be of the 3000 series. I don't have the exact model number, but according to wikipedia it would be the 3060 I think.

http://www.dell.com/downloads/ap/products/servers/en/PE...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Xeon_micropr...

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October 12, 2011 4:03:07 PM

For a server, the Xeon would be the better choice.
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October 12, 2011 4:23:42 PM

The Intel® Xeon® 3060 is the processor that you posted and it is using the same microarchitecture as the Intel Core™ 2 Duo. So yes the Intel Xeon 3060 would outperform the Intel Pentium® D 915 by a good bit. Also the Intel Xeon 3060 would with less power. http://ark.intel.com/products/27205/Intel-Xeon-Processo...(4M-Cache-2_40-GHz-1066-MHz-FSB)

Christian Wood
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October 12, 2011 6:18:37 PM

IntelEnthusiast said:
So yes the Intel Xeon 3060 would outperform the Intel Pentium® D 915 by a good bit.


Hello Christian,

Thanks for the answer and the link (I've used the comparison function to compare the two processors side by side).

I found the following benchmarks (Passmark). They say that the Xeon 3060 is 1.9 times faster than the Pentium D 915... Is that even possible? The 3060 has a passmark score of 1430 and the Pentium D 915 has a score of 741.

The whole CPU list : http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php
Xeon 3060 score : http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_lookup.php?cpu=Intel+Xe...
Pentium D 915 score : http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_lookup.php?cpu=Intel+Pe...

Does it look realistic?


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October 12, 2011 6:29:01 PM

Depending on the benchmark and applications, then yes. The Xeon is much faster.
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