Summary: Overall performance is very comparable to E5-2620 for truly parallel work (either FP or integer). The 6272 is slightly (10%) slower up to 1 thread per FPU, but finishes slightly (10%) faster at 2 threads per CPU. As others have noted: the point of this chip is parallelism.
Pros: Modest cost, low power, high chip-count motherboards. Scales well.
Cons: Only 8 FPUs causes resource contention and decreases performance above 1 thread per 2 "cores."
Summary: This was used for a very expensive workstation computer. The computer was made for 3-D design & modeling, professional video editing, and much more. The full specs of the computer are as follows: 1 x SilverStone RAVEN Series RV03B-W 1 x ASUS KGPE-D16 SSI EEB 3.61 Server Motherboard 1 x Crucial M4...
Pros: Very fast and reliable processor. Strong and is able to get the job well done.
Cons: I wish they didn't charge so much more for the ones that are .1 GHz more.
Pros: With the right software, everything parallels very well. I am using 2 of these in a simulation machine, and have extremely minimized my computational time. Also, I am using the Noctura air coolers, and even after hours at 100% CPU usage, they are sitting at less than 35 C.
Cons: Power rating is a little high, but as mentioned, these processors cool extremely well. 2.1 GHz is a little slow, but with 16 cores, the work gets done very efficiently.
Summary: Its price around $520/each, I don't know why certain website selling at $650??? I got 2 of these running on an ASUS KGPE-D16 for a total 32 cores. If you are running VMs with lite loads or webservers then it works just fine, but don't expect miraculous performance for floating points scientific...
Summary: Be careful before you buy this CPU. It's amazing for specific purposes, but not for everything.
Pros: Very affordable server CPU compared to other AMD or intel CPUs. I use 2 of these CPUs on an asus kgpe-d16 motherboard to render in fractal extreme, which using almost only integer (high-precision) operations. Rendering is very fast. With the 16 integer cores this is really the right tool for the ...
Cons: Less effective for floating-point operations.
Summary: i wish people would realize that this is a server cpu, when using a physical host server to run a certain amount of virtual servers, the cores are divided up between them, this is a good processor when needing to run around ten virtual servers, this cpu is not for gaming, and if your going to get a...
Summary: we have trialed a 4 way interlagos system running SL6.2 and AMDs libraries and found considerable improvement over previous offering on a per core basis (and we get 16 more cores on the same bridge). this will not help you run internet explorer or computer games.
Pros: high throughput, greatest flops per unit cost on one board means cheap, large shared memory system and hence reduced interconnect, power and rackspace costs - and incredible performance where shared memory and high throughput are required.
Cons: none. assuming you know what it is actually for.