[rescue] RPi vs SS20 benchmarks (interesting)

Peter Corlett abuse at cabal.org.uk
Tue Dec 29 10:50:28 CST 2015

On Mon, Dec 28, 2015 at 12:19:23AM -0500, Nick B wrote:
> Maybe people would be happier if we compared a ~20,000$ system from 1994 to a
> ~20,000$ system from today? Except I'm not honestly sure how you could
> benchmark a system you spent 20k on, even a pair of E5-2699 v3s and 512g of
> ram only hits about 18k.

There's bound to be some ridiculous ricer gaming card that can soak up the
remaining $2k in one fell swoop. A nice RAID10 array of SSDs would be a better
way to burn money, though.

However, the E5 is designed for multiprocessor environments which requires a
load of extra logic for bus co-ordination, so they max out at a lower clock
speed. The Xeon E3-1280V5, at a more modest $612 in quantity, so I'd expect it
to perform noticably better at this benchmark than the E5.

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