Reviews and Problems with Intel Quad-Core Xeon W5580
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5 April 2009
Summary: If you have followed the review right from the beginning and you currently own a high end workstation then I am sure you are already contemplating the new Nehalem EP platform. Expenses aside there is really nothing in the market even close to touching the raw performance of the class leading W5580 processors.
Summary: The Nehalem Xeons' truly astounding leap in performance over prior generations, in a range of applications, speaks for itself. The largest gains came in our scientific computing/HPC tests, where the Xeon W5580 proved to be between 50% and 100% faster than the Harpertown Xeon X5492. We saw a massive performance increase in SPECjbb 2005, as well, along with more modest but still substantial improvements everywhere else.