Quad-core vs Eight-core

Posted on Saturday, Mar 03 2007 @ 04:16 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Inq did some benchmarks with a quad-core and eight-core system:
AFTER THE 32-bit run, comparing the overclocked, fine-tuned Asus single-chip quad-core Xeon (and yes, the FSB1667 still works beautifully on a three-load FSB of this dual-chip MCM), and standard-edition, HP dual quad-core workstation (too bad there aren't tunable chipsets for the dual-FSB Xeons), I got a bunch of interesting comments from readers. This led us to further testing in 64-bit Windows XP64 (not Windows Vista - I don't have it and don't trust it anyway).

In 64-bit mode, I had to be careful to rely only on the 64-bit processing benefits, not the large memory footprint stuff, since The Quad had only 2GB RAM compared to the humongous 8GB of The Oct.
You can check it out over here.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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