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Article: Sizing up the Super Heavyweights
By: IntelUser2000 (Intel_user2000.delete@this.yahoo.ca), November 1, 2004 9:13 am
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Okay, very interesting article indeed. But Power 5 isn't the only competitor for Montecito. There is a another very competitive one called O-P-T-E-R-O-N. I just check spec site and the highest specfp-rate for Opteron is around ~75, which is very close to the highest score for Itanium 2 1.5GHz 6MB cache which gets around ~82. Considering how everybody says like "O how competitve Itanium is in fp", is little over 10% performance increase really that competitive? Especially considering you can buy like couple of Opteron systems with one Itanium system? Considering the only major advancement to the dual-core Opterons is dual-core and considering that according to AMD's benchmarks spec-rate benchmarks get 30-50% higher, I can't see how Montecito can compete with any of AMD's products at all. Sure the performance is higher, but is it worth it when you can get 2-3 Opteron systems with one Montecito system?

I don't call Montecito's performance increase over Madison 6MB impressive at all. It rather sucks. Call me a troll or whatever, but without achieving dual-core and such Mckinley achieved similar performance increase over Merced, plus you didn't need to have ridiculous size die.


With Athlon64's having almost as low TDP as Pentium M at half the price and faster performance, I can't see how Intel will keep their marketshare advantage over AMD, whether desktop, palmtop, server, laptop, only reason that Intel lives is because of the stupid customers.
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