AMD Opteron Coverage - Part 2: Enterprise Performanceby Anand Lal Shimpi on April 23, 2003 3:07 AM EST
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AnandTech Website Database Performance
The AnandTech Website DB is much less I/O bound than the Forums DB, simply because we're dealing with a much smaller database whose access pattern is mostly composed of selects (reads). Here it's quite easy to find yourself CPU bound:
The Opteron does extremely well here, not only outperforming its predecessor but also the 2.80GHz Xeon (with Hyper Threading enabled) by a good 13%.