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AMD's Opteron 250 vs. Intel's Xeon 3.6 GHz in a Workstation Duel of the Elite
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Intel Processors (Socket 604)
200 MHz FSB (Dual DDR2-400) Nocona 3.6 GHz (3600 MHz 12-16/1024 kB)
133 MHz FSB (Dual DDR266) Xeon 3.20 GHz (3200 MHz 12-8/512/2048 kB)
Xeon 3.06 GHz (3066 MHz 12-8/512/2048 kB)
AMD Processors (Socket 940)
200 MHz FSB (DUAL DDR400) Opteron 250 (2400 MHz 128/1024 kB)
Intel Processors (Socket 775)
200 MHz FSB (Dual DDR2-533) Pentium 4 3.6 GHz (3600 MHz 12-16/1024 kB)
Memory
AMD Opteron
(Socket 940)
4x 512 MB - DDR400 (200 MHz)
Corsair CMX512RE-3200LL XMS3200Rv1.1
Timings : CL 2.0-3-2-6-11-16
Voltage : 2.5 V
Intel Xeon
(Socket 604)
4x 512 MB - DDR400 (200 MHz)
Corsair CMX512-3200LL XMS3205v1.2
Timings : CL 2.0-2-2-5
Voltage : 2.5 V
Intel Nocona
(Socket 604)
4x 512 MB - DDR2-400 (200 MHz)
Infineon HYS72T64000GR-5-A
Timings : CL 3.0-3-3-11
Voltage : 1.8 V
Intel Prescott
(Socket 775)
4x Infineon DDR2-533 (266 MHz)
HY64T64000GU-3.7-A
Timings : CL 3.0-3-3-12
Voltage : 1.8 V
Motherboard
Intel Xeon Platform
(Socket 604)
MSI Master-LS2 (MS-9121), Rev. 1
Intel E7505 Chipset
BIOS : V1.2B4 (01/05/04)
Integrated Broadcom 5721 GbE single port with ASF 2.0
AMD Opteron Platform
(Soket 940)
Tyan Thunder K8W (S2885ANRF), Rev. 1.01
AMD 8151
BIOS : V2.02 (05/14/04)
Broadcom BCM5703CKHB PCI-X GB LAN
Intel Nocona Platform
(Socket 604)
Super Micro X6DA8-G2, Rev. 1.1
Intel E7525
Bios :
Intel FW82546 GB PCIe GB LAN
Asus NCCH-DL, Rev. 1.02
Intel 875E
Bios : 1001 (06/21/2004)
Intel
Intel P4 Platform
(Socket 775)
Gigabyte GA-K8ANXP-D, Rev. 1.0
Intel 925X Chipset
BIOS : F2 (06/07/2004)
Marvell Yukon 88E8053 Gigabit (PCI-E)
Common Hardware
Graphics Cards Nvidia/PNY Quadro FX3000 AGP
GPU : NV35GL (400 MHz)
Memory : 256 MB DDR (425 MHz)

Nvidia/PNY Quadro FX3400 PCIE
GPU : NV45GL (350 MHz)
Memory : 256 MB G-DDR3 (450 MHz)
Sound Card Terratec Aureon 7.1 Space
96.00 kHz sample rate
Hard Drive (AMD System) Promise FastTrak S150 TX2plus (Bios : 1.00.0.37)
2x SATA Maxtor 6Y080M013530B (RAID 0)
80 GB / 8 MB Cache / 7200 rpm
Hard Drive (Intel System) Intel FW82801ER ICH6FR
2x SATA Maxtor 7B250S00 (RAID 0)
250 GB / 16 MB Cache / 7200 rpm
DVD/CD-ROM MSI MS-8216D 16x DVD
Software
AMD Chipset
A8111 and A8131
X 2 1 0 1 Driver Pack
AGP 8.1.9
EIDE 8.2.2
SMBus 2.0
System Management 1.8.1
High-Precision Event Timer 1.0.0
IOAPIC 1.8.0
Intel Chipset Chipset Installation Utility 6.0.1.1002
Nvidia Graphics (AGP and PCIE) Detonator 61.76
DirectX Version : 9.0c
OS Windows XP Professional 5.10.2600, Service Pack 2
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