Intel Xeon 1.7GHz: King of the High End?by Anand Lal Shimpi on May 21, 2001 8:00 AM EST
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The overall SYSMark 2001 improvement seen by moving to a dual processor Xeon configuration ended up being 24%, however that number can be quite misleading depending on the type of applications you run. If you are running (and multitasking with) more of the Internet Content Creation applications then moving to a DP Xeon may be of some worth to you. However, if you find yourself better characterized by the Office Productivity suite then the DP Xeon will be overkill.
One of our returning favorites, Benchmark Studio, rounds off our evaluation of the Xeon as a high-performance desktop solution by showing us that the dual Xeon 1.7 can complete our MP torture test in 83% of the time as its single processor counterpart can.