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Sandy Bridge-EP uses essentially the same piece of silicon as Sandy Bridge-E, but enabled with several of its features otherwise off limits to the Core processor family. These include twoQuickPath Interconnect (QPI) links, which facilitate high-bandwidth inter-socket communication in multi-socket systems, up to eight cores, sixteen threads enabled by HyperThreading, and up to 20 MB of L3 cache memory. Like its Core family cousins, Xeon Sandy Bridge-EP packs a quad-channel DDR3 integrated memory controller, and PC3-12800 (DDR3-1600 MHz) is its optimal memory standard, but unlike it, supporting up to 768 GB of memory (by two sockets, eight DDR3 channels in all, LRDIMMs). Other key features are listed in the first slide below.

Performance figures follow.

In its presentation, Intel claims up to 80 percent performance increments over the previous-generation Westmere-EP platform. A single Xeon X5690 six-core processor was set as a base line, and compared to a single Xeon E5-2690 eight-core processor. The chips were put through several enterprise performance and throughput tests, including OLTP Database (TPC-C Oracle), Middle-Tier Java (SPECjbb 2005), Integer Throughput (SPECint_base2006), Floating Point Throughput (SPECfp_rate_base2006), Memory Bandwidth (STREAM_MP Triad), and Matrix Multiplication (Linpack).

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I know we've had some leaks (cine etc.) before but I think that the slides included in the article are new.
 
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AMD should just throw in the towel. The performance/watt for these babies are going to be absolutely insane.
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AMD should just throw in the towel. The performance/watt for these babies are going to be absolutely insane.

Why would there be any reason for AMD to throw in the towel? Wouldn't you rather have competition?
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AMD should just throw in the towel. The performance/watt for these babies are going to be absolutely insane.

Why would there be any reason for AMD to throw in the towel? Wouldn't you rather have competition?
Intel has around 96% of the server market as it is iirc. It's not exactly competition. Intel has been largely competing with itself for the past few years in the server market.
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Why would there be any reason for AMD to throw in the towel? Wouldn't you rather have competition?

Just because there's a company making competing products doesn't mean there's actually any competition going on.

I'm sure that sentence only makes sense to me.
    
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Why would there be any reason for AMD to throw in the towel? Wouldn't you rather have competition?

Just because there's a company making competing products doesn't mean there's actually any competition going on.

I'm sure that sentence only makes sense to me.


 

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It's like saying we need a ford pinto (bulldozer), just so we know how fast our F1 race car is (SB). And it's true, if everyone drove a F1 race car it wouldn't actually be fast, it would just be average.

    
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Can't wait to overclock two of these monsters. cool.gif
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Can't wait to overclock two of these monsters. cool.gif

Just make sure you re-mortgage your house first. wheee.gif
 
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Ah I wish they would release a cheaper unlocked 1P 8 core, I might still get it, but it's rough to pay 2K frown.gif
     
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Very cool. I'm really interested in seeing how the 2687W SKU performs both at stock and how well it overclocks. Muahahaha!
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