AMD's Opteron 250 vs. Intel's Xeon 3.6 GHz in a Workstation Duel of the Elite

Platform Alternative II: Intel E7505 + P64H2 + ICH4, Continued

The P64H2 provides for PCI-X-interfaces.

The P64H2 (82870P2) offers connection possibilities for a maximum of three PCI-64 cards and one PCI-X card. PCI-X 2.0 with high clock speeds is not supported, unlike in the case of AMD's Opteron platform.

The ICH5 (82801ER) is the I/O hub controller of the E7505 platform.

The Southbridge ICH5 (82801ER), which is also used for desktop applications on the Canterwood and Springdale platforms (875/865), is likewise used for the E7505 platform. In this case, the connection is made via hub interface 1.5 at 266 MB/s.

  • bgd73
    hey thanks for this. There is errors in the test, especially in memory speed of xeons, in fact, it is ridiculous. I am going for older 7525 chipset in CEB motherboard...these machines are just getting started. I be sure to go for HT. thanks.