“With higher clock speeds, lower power consumption, more cache, and a multitude of tweaks, the “Shanghai” Opterons aim to restore AMD’s competitiveness in the server and workstation worlds. But are they good enough to match Intel’s 45nm Xeons?”
Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:
- Core i7 920 Core Disabling Performance Analysis @ Tweaktown
- Intel Core 2 Performance Comparison Guide @ TechARP
- Intel Pentium E5200 Processor @ iXBT
- Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 6.3 @ TechARP
Source: The Tech Report
In the one corner you have Intel’s new Xeon lineup, and in the other corner you have AMD’s Opteron refresh. Neither of these parts will make a big impact on home computing, but anyone running a server will be more than a little interested. The L3 cache and new memory subsytem are the stars here, with the decreased energy consumption getting second billing. Read more about the Shanghai Opterons at The Tech Report.