quote: The single socket comparison is useless anyway condsidering servers
quote: Single socket comparison is not useless, since Barcelona based CPUs will be used also in the desktop and single socket servers.
quote: A truly free market requires many competitors
quote: Assuming the K10 was clocked at 2.4 GHZ, it should have done the test in 18 seconds (assuming increasing clockspeed linearly decreased the time taken to perform the test).
quote: Intel has already proven IMC isn't the end all be all.
quote: Or reduced 10/27 from K10's time which is 37% not 58%. Therefore, the performance increase is 37% given a 50% clock difference.
quote: Had Xeon ran 58% faster than K10, its time to complete the task would have been more than half as fast (i.e. 11.34 seconds).
quote: if am2 you also have less performance due to the board
quote: In this case, probably a fair bit as it would have been using all 4 cores.
quote: Intel discusses quad-core processor server market: Q&A with Boyd Davis, general manager of server platform group marketing of Intel