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Intel E5-2600 Series "Sandy Bridge-EP" Xeons
Posted by: Hooz on: 03/06/2012 06:17 PM [ Print | 1 comment(s) ]
Today marks the launch of the latest in Intel's Xeon family of processors, the Sandy Bridge-EP based E5-2600 series. The new Xeons make a splash with more cores, more cache and a host of other cool, new features, but how will they stack-up against the current king-of-the-hill, the Westmere-EP based 5600 series Xeons? I put a pair of E5-2687Ws up against a pair of X5690s to see how things would shake out.
I guess a "wow" is in order...
#40141 Posted on: 03/25/2012 10:09 AM
As you stated, we'd expect an improvement, but given the rather mediocre speed differences I've seen between 1366 and 2011 i7 type CPUs (i.e. non-Xeon), I'm impressed with the speed differences here. The memory bandwidth and latency improvements seem to make this a significant and worthwhile update.
I'd like to see how it improves VMs in either an ESXi or Hyper-V setting.
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