The competition should be between the current performance king -the AMD Opteron- and the new Intel Xeon Woodcrest. Preliminary benchmarks show that the Woodcrest is faster than an Opteron 285, but we should wait until the new socket F Opteron shows up in a few weeks. The Intel Core 2 Duo is aimed to compete with the Athlon series.
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To: Hans du Plooy email@example.com From: Jean-Lin Pacherie firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 06/29/2006 04:22AM cc: email@example.com Subject: Re: [suse-amd64] SuSE AMD 64 bit supports Intel "Core 2 Duo" ?
Selon Hans du Plooy firstname.lastname@example.org:
On Thu, 2006-06-29 at 09:05 +0200, Michal Schulz wrote:
He has asked about Core 2 Duo processors, which will support x86_64
My bad, my apologies. I didn't notice the "2" - didn't even know about it. Looks good, but it doesn't look much different from the Core Duo, EMT64 and the shared L2 cache aside.
As far as I read on web, the new "Core 2 Duo" introduces tremendous changes related to performance, heating and price. That's the reasons why I'm still waiting for the release.
And if the promises and pre-benchmarks were too optimistic, then at least I will benefit from the new prices of the AMD processors :)
I must say that I didn't see any comparison of the new Core 2 Duo with the Opteron dual core. Only x2 (including the FX-60) where used in the comparative benchmarks.
What I heard about the new AM2 solution from AMD didn't need much attention i far as i understood.
Again, I'm not hardware expert and all I know on the subject is from googleling around. So I might be wrong.
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