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The new Xeon "Westmere" 5600 series, has arrived. Basically an improved 32nm version of the impressive Xeon 5500 series "Nehalem" CPU. The new Xeon won't make a big splash like the Xeon 5500 series did back in March 2009. But who cares? Each core in the Xeon 5600 is a bit faster than the already excellent performing older brother, and you get an extra bonus. You choose: in the same power envelope you get two extra cores or 5-10% higher clockspeed. Or if you keep the number of cores and clockspeed constant, you can get lower power consumption. The most thrifty quadcore Xeon is now specced at a 40W TDP instead of 60W.



 

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I wonder how those six core Xeon compare to AMD Magny-Cours

If you look at those benchmarks you would notice that Dual Xeon X5670 is performing as good as Quad Opetron 8430 (6-core Istanbul)
 

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Originally Posted by ThePath View Post
I wonder how those six core Xeon compare to AMD Magny-Cours

If you look at those benchmarks you would notice that Dual Xeon X5670 is performing as good as Quad Opetron 8430 (6-core Istanbul)
They kept this article short and skipped a few points because they will have to retest things quite a bit in the next few weeks, with the release of the Magny-Cours and Nehalem-EX (Nehalem for 4+ sockets, 8 cores, 16 threads I believe).

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hmmm the dual xeon already perform equally or better than the opteron, quite scary if using 4 of em...
Yes, very impressive that the dual socket, four and six core Nehalem's are matching, or nearly matching quad socket chips. It is also still kind of strange to think of Intel on the server front as being the one with incredible memory bandwidth; I guess I just spent too long looking over FB-DIMM crippled chips.
 
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