Intel V8 Eight-Core Platform Preview. Page 12
[05/18/2007 06:57 PM | CPU]
by Ilya Gavrichenkov
Two quad-core Intel Xeon X5365 processors running at 3.0GHz, Intel Workstation Board S5000XVN mainboard on i5000X chipset – can a system like that win enthusiasts’ hearts? Intel believes it surely can, positioning this platform as a direct competitor of the upcoming AMD Quad FX reincarnation – FASN8. Read our extensive preview to find out the details!
Other Multi-Threaded Applications
New version of Excel 2007 is a good example of an application dealing with parallel calculations. The test measuring the time its takes the system to calculate an electronic table using Monte-Carlo algorithm for an economy problem is a great proof of that.
Data compression is another type of tasks that benefits greatly from additional computational cores in the system. Although archiving utilities are quite demanding to the memory subsystem performance, eight-core Intel V8 platform with relatively slow FB DDR2-667 SDRAM works much faster than a Core 2 Extreme QX6800 platform with high-performance DDR2 SDRAM.
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