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Intel Xeon E5-2690 and E5-2660 8-core Sandy Bridge-EP Review


The results are fairly conclusive/obvious – so we will just put a short description of the benchmark tests and stressors.

Cinebench R11.5 (http://www.maxon.net/downloads/cinebench.html)

  • Based on CINEMA 4D
  • Shows near linear scaling with CPU clock speed.
  • Performs a fair amount of floating point operations.



Euler3D (http://www.caselab.okstate.edu/research/euler3dbenchmark.html)

  • AGARD 445.6 aeroelastic test wing (computational fluid dynamics)
  • Does not scale very well with adding processors.
  • Does not scale linearly with processor clock speed.
  • Floating point intensive workload



UCBench 2011 (http://anrieff.net/ucbench)

  • RAR password cracker
  • AES/SHA-1 units for decryption and support for SSE4/XOP instruction sets
  • Scales with clock speed and cores


wPrime 2.07 1024M (http://www.wprime.net/)

  • Recursive call of Newton's method for estimating functions
  • Scales with core count, clock speed and memory latency
  • FP heavy

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