AMD vs Intel ...

Charles Swiger cswiger at
Mon Feb 9 09:35:34 PST 2004

On Feb 9, 2004, at 11:16 AM, Marc G. Fournier wrote:
> G'day all ...
>   Simple question, I would hope ... I want to spec out a new server, 
> and
> want to compare AMD vs Intel ... is there anything online that gives
> approx equivalents?  ie. a Xeon 2.4Ghz processor would be approx
> equivalent to an AMD ... ??

I know you're not a troll, Marc, but this question is much like asking 
whether emacs or vi makes a better editor.  :-)  An Intel Xeon 2.4GHz 
CPU approximately resembles an AMD 2400MP CPU in terms of capabilities 
and performance.  By this I mean they get very similar scores from's spec2000int:

Epox 8KHA+, AMD Athlon XP 2400+: 782
Dell PowerEdge 2650 (2.4 GHz Xeon): 792

...although the spec2000fp numbers are 641 vs. 726, so the Xeon does 
better at floating point.  For that particular test, anyway.  Do you 
require SMP capabilities?  What are you trying to do with this machine?


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