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By Archean
Nov 16, 2011
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  1. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    If Anand's Interlagos .v. Magny Cours .v. Gulftown Xeon review (at least, Part 1) is any indication, the Opteron 6200's face an uphill battle against the Xeon E5's (at least the 8-core models), but they would seem handily placed for supplying CPU's for upgrading AMD based servers (using the existing C32/G34 sockets). From what I've read, the Opteron's might not be luring too many from the Intel camp even though the E5's require a new socket, since a great deal of software licence fee is on a per-core basis, and 16 Bulldozer cores don't match up particularly well against an equal number of SNB-E cores.
    One thing in the Opteron's favour I expect will be power consumption and management. Sandy Bridge-E doesn't seem the most frugal of power consumers

    Odd. The model line was announced 3weeks ago!

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