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

Benchmarks Used

We have used many programs for desktops and workstations. This time, it was of course crucial to include the SMP support, in order ideally be able to use all test platforms to full capacity.

For the workstation sector, the SPECapc benchmarks are of great significance, as these cover a large number of graphics applications within the scope of professional use.

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SPEC Benchmarks
SPECapc Solidworks 2003Service Pack 5.1SPEC Benchmark Mode
SPECapc 3DSMAX 6Service Pack 1MAXtreme DriverSPEC Benchmark Mode
SPECapc Maya 5SPEC Benchmark Mode
SPECopc ViewperfVersion 8.011280 x 1024 - 32 BitSPEC Benchmark Mode
Mainconcept MPEG EncoderVersion: GB DV to MPEG II(720x576, Audio) converting
Auto Gordian KnotDivX 5.2 ProXviD 1.01Version: 1.51Audio = AC3 6chCustom size = 100 MBResolution settings = Fixed widthCodec = XviD and DivX 5Audio = CBR MP3, kbps 192
Microsoft Movie MakerVersion 2.0.3312.0416 MB DV to WMV
TMPGEnc Plus 3.0 ExpressPegasysVersion GB DV to MPEG ISize: 720x480 (DVD NTSC)MPEG-1 Audio Layer II (192 kBit)
Studio 9PinnacleVersion: - DVD Compatibleno Audio
Newtek LightwaveVersion 8.0Render First Frame = 1Render Last Frame = 60Render Frame Step = 1Rendering Bench"variations.lws"Show Rendering in Progress = 320x240Ray Trace Shadows / Reflection = onRay Trace Transparency / Reflection = onDepth Butter AA = onMultithreading = 8 Threads
Cinema 4D XL 8Maxon ComputerVersion 8.503Rendering in 1280 x 1024, "ship_dirt"
3D Studio Max 6.0DiscreetCharacters "Dragon_Charater_rig"Pixel: 1024 x 768Rendering Single
Synthetic Benchmarks
SiSoftware Sandra 2004Version SP2 2004.10.9.133 (BETA TEST)CPU Test = MultiMedia / CPU ArithmeticMemory Test = Bandwidth Benchmark
Cool Edit ProSyntrillium, AdobeVersion 2.1Amplitude NormalizingCache Size: 81920 kB2.6 GB wave Audio file
Nuendo 2.0SteinbergVersion: MultitrackASIO Driver: Aureon sky/space (96.000 kHz)Clock Source: InternalResolution: 32 bit (float)Sample Rate: 96.000 kHzFile of type: Wave File (.wav)Channels (Stereo Splite)
Microsoft Media Encoder 9Version: MB AVI File convert to WMVWindows Media server (streaming)
  • 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.