Originally Posted by DuckieHo
But that MC is a stock speeds....
I am pretty sure a 4.2GHz i7 quad would beat it for less.
For about $1200, a 4.5GHz i7 hex-core would destroy a MC@2GHz.
Green computing is a fallacy.... computing has been about performance/watt or task/watt for over a decade. Marketing just threw a title on it.
I know what you are saying and I agree with you. If it was as simple as saying that CPU-A does X-Mflops/watt and CPU-B does Y-Mflops/watt this would make things so much easier. My question from the beginning should have read,
"where can I find a database that shows performance/watt numbers of modern desktop and server cpus?"
As for the green thing, Ive had water cooled cpus in the past that used in part to heat my house in the winter. Ive seen the efficiency die when voltage is ramped up. given your intel scenario, would that OCed Intel still have the efficiency to surpass the MC?