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Intel’s roadmap goes through all the power and market segments, from ultra-low-power, smartphones, tablets, notebooks, desktops, mainstream desktops, enthusiast desktops and enterprise. Enterprise differs from the rest of the market, requiring absolute stability, uptime and support should anything go wrong. High-end enterprise CPUs are therefore expensive, and because buyers are willing to pay top dollar for the best, Intel can push core counts, frequency and thus price much higher than in the consumer space. Today we look at two CPUs from this segment – the twelve core Xeon E5-2697 v2 and the eight core Xeon E5-2687W v2.

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In case you're wondering, I chose those two benchmarks because they showed the best and the worst performance reletive to Haswell.

(and in no way was it because I was the person in question that emailed Ian about the Dolphin benchmark, that'd be crazy talk)
 
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2 things, does this mean no 8 core cpu for consumers?

Also wouldn't the A10 if its 8 compute cores were being used?
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Interesting how Anandtech has a Dolphin benchmark now.
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2 things, does this mean no 8 core cpu for consumers?

This is Ivy-EP. Intel's 8-core consumer parts will be Haswell-E.
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Also wouldn't the A10 if its 8 compute cores were being used?

Wouldn't the A10 what?

An AMD A10 APU may have 12 distinct processing units, but it cannot be directly compared to a homogenous 12-core CPU by this metric.
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The 12 cores is 130W but the 8 cores is rated at 150W?
Big frequency variation. I guess this is why it doesn't performs as good in dolphin. Lower boost clock (300 vs 900 on the 8C).
Edited by Just a nickname - 3/17/14 at 1:50pm
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2 things, does this mean no 8 core cpu for consumers?

Also wouldn't the A10 if its 8 compute cores were being used?

8 core consumer LGA 2011 CPUs are confirmed for Haswell-E. This review is for IVY-EX.
 
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The 12 cores is 130W but the 8 cores is rated at 150W?

The eight core part is clocked higher.

Performance per watt takes a nose dive after a certain (usually quite low) clock threshold. An 8-core part at 3.4GHz is going to consume more power than a 12-core part at 2.7GHz, assuming similar architectures and vaguely similar leakage profiles/voltages.
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Interesting how Anandtech has a Dolphin benchmark now.
Psst.

And just to clarify, it's not their benchmark:
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Originally Posted by Ian Cutress @ AnandTech 
At the start of 2014 I was emailed with a link to a new emulation benchmark based on the Dolphin Emulator.


Also, as for the why:
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Originally Posted by Ian Cutress @ AnandTech 
general reports tended to suggest that Haswell provided a significant boost to emulator performance.
It should be noted that none of those reports came from review websites. It wasn't until end-users actually bought Haswell and benched it themselves that people discovered that Haswell was a beast at emulation (not just in Dolphin, but in PCSX2 and MAME as well).
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Psst.

And just to clarify, it's not their benchmark.
Also, as for the why:

Yes, I saw when I clicked the link in the article.

Do you have a thread on OCN for benchmark comparisons?

Edit: I found it.
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Do you have a thread on OCN for benchmark comparisons?
I do, but I don't keep track of the results myself, and the Dolphin forum's results require you to be stock in order to be valid:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1460058/new-dolphin-cpu-benchmark-no-game-required
 
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E5-2687Wv2 is kind of the crappiest CPU out of the line-up. Really sad considering what a beast the original 2687W was.

I suspect the leakiest chips are used for this SKU. Better get a 2667v2 for less money and better efficiency or a 2690/2680v2 if you still need the frequency. The 2697v2 is a beast on the other hand.

It also boosts to 3G all core turbo. Which should be plenty in most cases.
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