Duel of the Titans: Opteron vs. Xeon

The Contender: Intel-Xeon System, Continued

Two Xeon processors with bundled coolers from the package.

Not widely known, but starting with the 3 GHz version, the Intel Xeon gets a new package - the 3 GHz Xeon (left) and the previous 2.8 GHz variant (right).

Our Dual Xeon System: Windows XP for the workstation benchmarks.

The very latest platform from Intel: Dual Xeon with 3.06 GHz. Ultimately, this involves Pentium 4 CPUs with dual extensions and a modified package.