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Intel 'Nehalem' Xeon 5500 series

Breathtaking performance

It’s a similar story in iTunes 8 where the software fully loads a single core of the processor and lightly loads the rest to give a total load of 15 percent.

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Single Xeon

Intel Xeon 5500

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Dual Xeon

Intel Xeon 5500

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Core i7

Intel Xeon 5500

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In Power Producer, a single Xeon runs at 40 per cent and dual Xeons run at 20 per cent load. The performance of Core i7 and the Xeons in these games and apps comfortably beat Skulltrail which is doubtless due to a combination of factors. The QX9775 CPUs in Skulltrail support SSE 4.1 whereas Core i7 and Xeon 5500 support SSE 4.2, and Skulltrail suffers from its use of 800MHz FB-DIMM memory.

POV-Ray Dual Xeon

Intel Xeon 5500

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