Pentium4 vs Xeon

Cezary Czaplewski czarek at sun1.chem.univ.gda.pl
Thu Oct 16 18:49:27 EDT 2003


On Tue, 14 Oct 2003, Don Holmgren wrote:

> Pricewise (YMMV), cheap desktop P4's can be had very roughly for half
> the price of a comparable dual Xeon.

This is true if you look at pricewatch, but the quotes I received shown
that good P4's is less than half of the price (in my case around 36%) of a
comparable dual Xeon.  I am talking about comparison of the price of Asus
PC-DL Dual Xeon 2.8 GHz 512K 533 FSB with 3 GB DDR333 and two 36GB SATA
10K RPM hardrives against Asus P4P800-VM P4 2.8 GHz 800 FSB with 1.5 GB
DDR 400 and one 36GB SATA 10K RPM hardrive. Xeons machines are not very
popular and it is hard to get a good price for them at your local shop (in
my case Ithaca US, in Poland difference would be even bigger).

I am benchmarking this P4 2.8 GHz against dual Opteron 1400MHz, dual
Itanium2 1400MHz and dual k7mp 2133MHz(MP 2600+). If you are interested 
in some numbers I can send benchmarks of Gaussian 03, Gamess, and our own 
F77 code.

				czarek

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