Legit Processor Reviews
Intel Xeon X5570 and E5520 Gainestown Processors
|Date:||Mon, Mar 30, 2009 - 12:00 PM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
MAXON; CINEBENCH R10:
CINEBENCH is the free benchmarking tool for Windows and Mac OS based on the powerful 3D software CINEMA 4D. Consequently, the results of tests conducted using CINEBENCH 10 carry significant weight when analyzing a computer's performance in everyday use. Especially a system's CPU and the OpenGL capabilities of its graphics card are put through their paces (even multiprocessor systems with up to 16 dedicated CPUs or processor cores). The test procedure consists of two main components: The first test sequence is dedicated to the computer's main processor. A 3D scene file is used to render a photo realistic image. The scene makes use of various CPU-intensive features such as reflection, ambient occlusion, area lights and procedural shaders. In the first run, the benchmark only uses one CPU (or CPU core), to ascertain a reference value. On machines that have multiple CPUs or CPU cores, and also on those who simulate multiple CPUs (via HyperThreading or similar technologies), MAXON CINEBENCH will run a second test using all available CPU power. Again, higher Frames/Second and lower rendering time in seconds equal better performance.
Cinebench R10 was able to put a 100% load across all the cores on all of the physical and logical cores, which makes this a great benchmark to look at multi-core platforms.
Results: I was only able to run Cinebench R10 in 32-bit mode since that is what version of Windows Server was installed, but you can see the insane amount of horse power that this 2P server platform has to offer. Keep in mind that the Intel Xeon X5570 is just a 95W TDP processor and operates with DDR3 1333MHz memory! Just for fun I disabled HyperThreading and Turbo Mode in the server board BIOS and ran the benchmark again to see what would happen on just the eight physical cores and discovered a 23% drop in performance. Looks like Turbo mode and HyperThreading make a big difference in this benchmark as without it, the system was just as fast as a server board running a pair of Intel QX9775 processors. The pair of Intel Xeon E5520 processors did fairly well, but was 37% slower than a pair of Intel Xeon X5570 processors.
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