The return of the battle of the servers
Subject: Processors | December 1, 2008 - 03:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
In the one corner you have Intel's new Xeon lineup, and in the other corner you have AMD's Opteron refresh. Neither of these parts will make a big impact on home computing, but anyone running a server will be more than a little interested. The L3 cache and new memory subsytem are the stars here, with the decreased energy consumption getting second billing. Read more about the Shanghai Opterons at The Tech Report.
"With higher clock speeds, lower power consumption, more cache, and a multitude of tweaks, the "Shanghai" Opterons aim to
restore AMD's competitiveness in the server and workstation worlds. But are they good enough to match Intel's 45nm Xeons?"
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