Dual x5660 24 threads on a folding SMP work unit will do around 80,000 points per day (PPD), a q6600 6 or 7,000 PPD a AMD 1045T @ 3.5 ghz 10,000 PPD
My 48 core AMD 4 processors 12 core each 175,000PPD and my AMD 4 x 6 24 core does around the same as my dual x5660 80,000 PPD or so.
All those are standard work units. There sre special work units for 24 core or more that will net 170,000 on 24 and 350,000PPD or much more with 4 processor depending on CPUs.
Unless you are doing folding at home or BOINC it will not be much use to you.
At this point in time for multi socket bang for the buck AMD 4 processor is the way to go.Overclocking is possible with the modded bios that is out there. (Supermicro boards)
But if you do have deep pockets Intel quad socket e5-4560 makes a nice work horse and the chips are showing up on ebay used.but 3500$ is not in my budget
There are people overclocking them too not sure how they are doing it. But with the special WUs one million PPD are possible.
Once this BOINC contest is over in a few days, I will do some benching.
Edited by bill1024 - 5/17/14 at 12:26pm