Linux Shootout: Opteron 150 vs. Xeon 3.6 Nocona Review
Posted on Friday, August 13 2004 @ 14:36:28 CEST by LSDsmurf
Our preliminary look at Intel's 64-bit Xeon 3.6GHz Nocona (which happens to be identical to the Intel 3.6F Pentium 4) stirred up a bit of controversy. The largest two concerns were:
We tested Intel's Xeon server processor against an Athlon desktop CPU.
We chose poor benchmarks to illustrate the capabilities of those processors.
Fortunately, with the help of the other editors at AnandTech, we managed to reproduce an entire retest of the Nocona platform and an Opteron 150 CPU. We also managed to find an internet connection stable enough for this editor to redraft en entire performance analysis on his vacation.