Intel V8 Eight-Core Platform Preview. Page 9
[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!
The majority of contemporary codecs are optimized for systems with multi-core processors. As a result, Intel V8 platform again shows unprecedented performance. Although we would like to add that in some cases, such as encoding with Xvid codec, the advantage of the eight-core system over a quad-core one with Core 2 Extreme processor is not that tremendous any more. It could be high latency of the memory subsystem in i5000X based platform again.
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