Intel EMT64 Xeon vs AMD Opteron

Claus Guttesen cguttesen at
Fri Feb 4 02:37:09 PST 2005

> 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.


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