Kuwait Linux User Group

Anandtech: Linux Shootout: Opteron 150 vs. Xeon 3.6 Nocona
Date: Monday, August 16, 2004 @ 13:41:52 EDT
Topic: hardware

Our preliminary look at Intel's 64-bit Xeon 3.6GHz Nocona (which happens to be identical to the Intel 3.6F Pentium 4) stirred up a bit of controversy. The largest two concerns were: We tested Intel's Xeon server processor against an Athlon desktop CPU. We chose poor benchmarks to illustrate the capabilities of those processors.

Fortunately, with the help of the other editors at AnandTech, we managed to reproduce an entire retest of the Nocona platform and an Opteron 150 CPU. We also managed to find an internet connection stable enough for this editor to redraft en entire performance analysis on his vacation.

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