That is really neat, the whole Xeon in a desktop for cheap. Good benchmarks, some good information.
I don't understand the last 2 pages though. People are ganging up on this RX7 guy because he is pressing for single-core results? It's weird to me... In the same way that Intel users say their chips are superior to AMD because of single-thread performance, I gather this guy just wants to hear about the single-thread performance so he can choose whether or not to buy one to replace his 8-core 920? I mean, 12 cores is nice and all, a bit more useful than a 920 or what-not because of more cores, but the vast majority of people aren't going to run simultaneous video-encoding in win7 and benchmarks in linux or something. It doesn't seem that he is thread-crapping honestly.
If it is 3% slower single-thread, and the user isn't going to be running any programs or utilities (other than synthetic benchmarks) that will produce the 40% increase (makes sense, 8/12 = 66 so the 12-core has 33% more cores), then what is the point of upgrading? If you just browse and occasionally rip videos, and game, then you won't use anywhere near 12 cores. I also agree with RX7 too, if it is only faster multi-core in synthetic benchmarks, you can't post a headline saying that it is 50% faster than xxx processor.
I mean, this IS OCN though. I guess 12 cores is more extreme than 8 and in that sense, more desirable.