CMP vs. SMP on AMD Platform

Posted on Thursday, August 11 2005 @ 3:11 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Digit-Life checked out SMP Systems based on AMD's Opteron 250 and Dual Core Opteron 275

As we have already written before, the appearance of dual core processors from both leading x86 CPU manufacturers has raised natural interest: how their performance correlates with "honest" SMP systems, where two equally-clocked cores are in separate processors? We have already analyzed the competition between Pentium XE 640 and Dual Xeon 3.2 GHz and drawn the evident conclusion: dual core processors are preferable in terms of performance, though that's most likely not due to the performance difference between the processors, but due to a more "conservative" platform. What's the situation in the AMD camp? Read more at Digit Life

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Thomas De Maesschalck

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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