Fastest AMD Opteron vs. Intel Core 2 Extreme: (Verdict: Close, But Too…

AMD Opteron 2220SE 2.8GHz processors make their debut on the just-released HP xw9400 Workstation today, and they were tested on content creation benchmarks against the Intel Core 2 Extreme processor. The result? Even with two of the latest Opterons chugging away, the xw9400 barely beat the 2.93 single-processor Core 2… » 9/06/06 2:43pm 9/06/06 2:43pm

AMD Releases Socket F Processors, Challenges Intel Xeon

AMD is releasing 23 new dual core processors today, including its answer to Intel's Xeon "Woodcrest" processors, the "Socket F" Opteron CPU. AMD says that processor, the 2.8GHz 8220SE, can beat the fastest Intel Xeons by 11%. AMD goes on to say the 8220SE chip is 47% faster than Intel's Xeon 7041 in a four-processor… » 8/15/06 9:30am 8/15/06 9:30am