Or it may be just so they can post a Sandra MultiMedia instruction benchmark of 573,631.
“IT WAS good to have time for some fine tuning of my new reference benchmark platform, the 3,333.5 MHz, FSB1667 quad-core Xeon X3220 platform, further referenced as “The Quad”.
As I was doing that, my home was invaded by one truly big nasty piece of hardware – the HP xw8400 dual Clovertown Xeon 5355 workstation, an eight-core monster with 8 GB memory and OpenGL graphics – while not as big as some servers, the new workstation really made my lab room feel somehow smaller. Since the system had only WinXP 32-bit installed, and the same OS also run on The Quad, I was itching to compare them in several benchmarks: some generic, other known to be well threaded.”
Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:
- AMD Brisbane 65nm @ ChileHardware
- AMD Athlon64 X2 5200+ vs. Intel Core 2 Duo E6400
- Neoseeker E4300 Intel Core 2 Duo Review and Overclocking Analysis
- AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Processor Review @ Legit Reviews