|April 27, 2009, 14:19||
AMD Opteron 2389 vs. Xeon W5580
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I am planning to buy a workstation with the fastest processor available. Currently, i have a Xeon 5160. I am confused between the two : AMD Opteron 2389 and Xeon W5580 (that's Nehalem, right?).
Also, is Opteron faster than Xeon 5160?
Any suggestions, ideas, benchmarkings available?
Thanks in advance!
|May 3, 2009, 17:42||
Join Date: May 2009
Location: South Africa
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There is good information in the benchmarks from Fluent (Ansys). See
It looks as if the Nehalem is much faster than Shanghai. I would not go for a Xeon 5160.
Your final choice must evaluate total system cost (especially RAM).
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