Intel "Paxville" Dual Core Xeon and the Asus PVL-D
Posted on: 10/19/2005 01:36 PM

As usual, GamePC has the first look at Intel's newest Xeon, "Paxville". They compare it to AMD's dual-core Opteron, and the numbers are pretty interesting.
When Intel's Xeon and AMD's Opteron lineup first started doing battle for the workstation and server markets, both chips had their unique advantages and niche markets they could fill. The Xeon processor had a massive install base to work off of, an already solid reputation, and could run at far higher clock speeds compared to what AMD could offer. On the other hand, the Opteron was proven to be a more efficient architecture and had the favor of many IT professionals who understood the advantages of AMD's design.
I also think that it's important to remember that "Paxville" is Intel's stop-gap product to tide people over until "Dempsey" early next year. Keep that in mind while reading the review.

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