Linked by snydeq on Mon 30th Mar 2009 21:17 UTC
Intel InfoWorld's Paul Venezia put Intel's new Nehalem to the test and found the technology a "game-changing development". Using an HP ProLiant DL580 with four quad-core Intel Xeon X7350 CPUs running at 2.93GHz per core as a baseline, Venezia's Nehalem system - which ran two quad-core Intel Xeon W5580 CPUs at 3.2GHz per core with HyperThreading enabled - performed roughly 60 percent faster across a battery of tests, including gzip compression, WAV-to-MP3 encoding, MPEG-4 to Flash Video conversion, and mysql-bench. Even more impressive, Venezia found, was that the Nehalem system did all that while serving double-duty as his workstation. "At the same time the Nehalem was executing my battery of tests, it was driving a 30-inch and a 24-inch monitor off an Nvidia Quadro FX 5500, playing an MPEG movie in full-screen on the 30-inch monitor, and running more than 500 processes across four virtual desktops, including dozens of terminal sessions, Firefox browser sessions, Java applications, and streaming audio " and it still put up these numbers."
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AMD is dead...
by sardaukar on Mon 30th Mar 2009 22:38 UTC
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...and relegated to the budget market. Unless they come up with something big soon, it's game over ;)

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notebook versions?
by project_2501 on Tue 31st Mar 2009 01:32 UTC
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Will there be notebook versions of these Nehalem CPUs?

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RE: notebook versions?
by vermaden on Tue 31st Mar 2009 02:27 UTC in reply to "notebook versions?"
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Yes, but pretty power hungry with TDP of 45W. At least in 45nm process.

Edited 2009-03-31 02:28 UTC

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RE[2]: notebook versions?
by kev009 on Tue 31st Mar 2009 07:29 UTC in reply to "RE: notebook versions?"
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The memory controller is now on die, so it isn't really a fair comparison. Overall power use and TDP should be lower.

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RE: notebook versions?
by kaiwai on Tue 31st Mar 2009 11:34 UTC in reply to "notebook versions?"
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IIRC I don't think it'll come out until the end of this year, by that time I'd say they'll be using a more efficient process.

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Comment by bnolsen
by bnolsen on Fri 3rd Apr 2009 04:55 UTC
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Scary enough intel just released a bunch of the i7 xeons.

I just priced 2x2.0GHz nahalems, motherboard and 24GB ram for $1200 on newegg.

Needs case, power, drives and UPS and you're good to go. And definitely price comparable with the core2 xeons.

AMD had price problems with dual quad configurations compared with the dual core2 quads already (bought late last year). They're dead in the server market.

Edited 2009-04-03 04:56 UTC

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