Out of many tests performed in the benchmark, the Athlons won just a couple. To sum up the benchmarks in the reviewers own words: "I'll end with this. I've got a Dual Athlon system at home, which I'm very happy with. If I hadn't bought this system, I would take the Dual Xeons home in a second, they're THAT good. Kudos to Intel and Supermicro for making a top performing and stable multiprocessing solution."
It would seem to me the Xeons won overall. Your subject line is in err.
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Like I said, it won on "REAL-LIFE" application test, if you follow the link in my post you'll see that for running their forum database, the dual Athlon 1.2Ghz solution came first, before the dual 1.7Ghz Xeon. I dont see the err. here!
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1) I believe BrainStorm was posting in regards to the AnandTech benchmark, not the GamePC benchmark. kha just happened to bring up the other one.
2) In the GamePC benchmark, there's a bit of a discrepancy. For one, the Xeons are only winning the synthetic Sandra benchmarks (whoops, synthetic), the half-synthetic SYSmark (he even notes it's not a good real-world SMP scenario), and the Quake benchmarks (OK, Q2 isn't SMP-enabled, but score one or two anyways. Inexplicable--some esoteric bit of Abrash's code hanging around in the engine?)
Out of the true real-world benchmarks, the dual Xeons either win by a hair or get thoroughly slammed. Therein lies the biggest discrepancy...
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I really don't understand you. I just provided 1 of benchmark that <b>Fatburger</b> asked for. Are you always being <font color=red>childish</font color=red> like this?
BTW, do you use your Dual system just for playing games???
And here is another one from <b><A HREF="http://www.anandtech.com/chipsets/showdoc.html?i=1483&p..." target="_new">Anandtech</A></b>
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