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- Dual Xeon 2.4 GHz to AMD X2 5200 upgrade?
September 23, 2009, 2:40 pm
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I am currently using a dual Xeon 2.4 GHz, with a Iwill DH800 motherboard.
I have a chance to buy an HP desktop with an AMD X2 5200.
Both units have 3 gigs ram. Assuming roughly the same video card will I
see any increase in speed?
I searched for benchmarks on the web but couldn't really find 2 that used
the same tests to compare.
If it helps I run Linux and use WinXP on occasion under Virtualbox.
Thanks in advance,
Re: Dual Xeon 2.4 GHz to AMD X2 5200 upgrade?
The chances of finding those two processors, in the same chart, are pretty slim
This is the nearest equivalent to your motherboard.
I notice at least some of the processors have 512KB cache, so maybe they're
to a Northwood.
Note - you can actually run the this benchmark on your own machine, to refine the
number for the Xeon. So you can do better than my first pick.
This is SuperPI 32M result for P4 2.4GHz, FSB533, 512KB L2. Compare to your own
1h 14min 1sec 80ms = 4441.08 seconds
For the AMD processor, my first problem, is picking exactly the right one.
For example, there is an Athlon X2 5200B running at 2.7GHz here.
This one is overclocked slightly, so the results will have to be
scaled. So this is an approximation.
Athlon 64 5200+ X2 ... @ 2860mhz
SuperPi 32m - 28min 22sec 380ms = 1702.38 sec * 2860/2700 = 1803 sec
Taking the ratio gives 4441 sec / 1803 sec = 2.46x
That is a single threaded benchmark, comparing one core and its
ability to complete the benchmark.
If you don't like my picks, you can have a look around the hwbot.org
site and pick two better examples.
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