New Xeon vs. Opteron in database shootout

The folks at AnandTech have tested the new Prescott-like "Nocona" Xeon against the AMD Opteron 250 in a handful of database tests. The new Xeon's larger cache, 800MHz bus, and multitude of internal architectural tweaks add up to competitive performance in places where the old Xeons couldn't keep up.
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