Intel 7500 Series "Nehalem-EX" Xeons
Posted on: 03/30/2010 10:57 PM

SiSoftware Sandra 2010 Lite

SiSoftware, founded in 1995, is one of the leading providers of computer analysis, diagnostic and benchmarking software. The flagship product, known as "SANDRA", was launched in 1997 and has become one of the most widely used products in its field. SANDRA is used by almost 500 world-wide IT publications, magazines, review sites to analyse the performance of today's computers. Over 5,000 on-line reviews of computer hardware that use SANDRA are cataloged on the company's website alone.

SiSoft's Sandra is a good way to paint a picture of overall system performance. It is important to note that because Sandra is a suite of synthetic tests, the numbers don't always correlate directly to "real world" performance in "real world" applications. That being said, it is a good stress test, and it does allow us some insight into peak theoretical performance.

It should be noted that, where applicable, I told Sandra to specifically address Processor 1 (P1), Core 0 (C0) and Thread 0 (T0).

We'll start with the CPU tests...

Nehalem-EX Sandra

Nehalem-EX Sandra

Nehalem-EX Sandra

If we consider the fact that our Xeon X7560 system has eight actual 2.26ghz cores in two sockets, it seems to stack up quite well against the Opteron 8435 system (with 24 actual 2.6ghz cores in four sockets). The Xeons beat the Opterons in the integer tests, and the multi-core efficiency is quite good.

With both platforms boasting on-die memory controllers, the Sandra memory tests should be interesting.

Nehalem-EX Sandra

Nehalem-EX Sandra

Nehalem-EX Sandra

The Opterons seem to have the upper hand in the synthetic memory tests. Based on previous observations, though, I'll be curious to see how that translates into real world applications.




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