[geeks] Sun to adopt newest Intel Xeon chips for upcoming servers (link)
Charles Shannon Hendrix
shannon at widomaker.com
Tue Jan 23 12:12:05 CST 2007
Tue, 23 Jan 2007 @ 08:01 -0500, Phil Stracchino said:
> Mark Benson wrote:
> > Performance-wise, yeh, Intel are in front at the moment, by a yard-
> > arm, but you never know what AMD have up their sleeve.
> Actually, to look at this a slightly different way: Intel's
> performance/watt advantage over AMD is attributable basically to the
> fact that they have had a lead in smaller process technology, which is a
> lead that (by reports) they're about to lose when AMD's new fabs come
> on line. Meanwhile, on interconnect technology they've caught up to
> where AMD was in, say, 2001.
AMD's old HyperTransport is still better than Intel's newest stuff when
you move past dual CPU systems.
4, 8, and N-way systems are still ruled by AMD.
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