ABBYY’s OCR software is sensitive to clock rate, IPC, and the number of cores in a given architecture. Ivy Bridge doesn’t seem to help FineReader much, though, given the -1280 v2’s one-second advantage over the Xeon E3-1290 also running at 3.6 GHz.
There’s little difference between processors in Visual Studio 2010. Intel’s Ivy Bridge architecture maintains its first-place position, but not by much. Moreover, the faster (and more expensive) 3.6 GHz chips don’t see much benefit over the 3.4 GHz Xeon E3-1275 in this test.
Responding primarily to clock rate, the 3.6 GHz Xeon E3s (both the Sandy and Ivy Bridge-based parts) score similarly. They’re faster than the 3.4 GHz model, though.
- Ivy Bridge Finds Its Way Into Servers And Workstations
- Intel’s Second-Gen Xeon E3 Processor Family
- Platform Support: Three Old Chipsets, C216, And Memory Compatibility
- Test Setup And Benchmarks
- Benchmark Results: Adobe CS 5.5
- Benchmark Results: Rendering
- Benchmark Results: Transcoding
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Power Consumption
- Xeon E3-1200 v2 Is A Power Story, Not A Performance One