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Date:      Fri, 4 Feb 2005 11:37:08 +0100 (CET)
From:      Claus Guttesen <cguttesen@yahoo.dk>
To:        Nathan Vidican <nvidican@wmptl.com>, amd64@freebsd.org
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Intel EMT64 Xeon vs AMD Opteron
Message-ID:  <20050204103708.21608.qmail@web26801.mail.ukl.yahoo.com>
In-Reply-To: <000001c50a3c$50f2eba0$6800000a@r3140ca>

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> Cost wise, AMD Opteron 246 is roughly the same cost
> as a 3.0Ghz Xeon ... But
> how do they compare performance wise; specifically
> related to FreeBSD?

We have a dual xeon (nocona) @ 3.2 GHz and a dual
opteron @ 2 GHz, both with 4 GB RAM and running the
amd64-port. My impression is that the opteron performs
*slightly* better than it's Intel-cousin.

regards
Claus



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