> > Do you happen to know the configuration of your Ultra 10? There are two: > > 300MHz w/ 512K L2 cache > 333MHz w/ 2M L2 cache >
it is the 300MHz version.
> > The reason I'd like to know is that Sun claims the SPEC bench results > are significantly better for the latter configuration: > > CONFIGURATION SPECint SPECfp > 300MHz w/ 512K L2 cache 12.1 12.9 > 333MHz w/ 2M L2 cache 14.1 18.0 > > SOURCE: > http://www.sun.com/desktop/products/Ultra10/index.html
> If you compare these results with Intel's published results for their high > end, you have: > > CONFIGURATION SPECint SPECfp > PII 400MHz w/512K L2 15.3 12.4 > PII Xeon 400MHz w/512K L2 16.3 13.2 > PII Xeon 400MHz w/512K L2 16.5 13.7 > > SOURCES > www.specbench.org --- Dell Precision Workstation 410 results (for the > non-Xeon case) > www.intel.com/businesscomputing/ wrkstn/b_spec95.htm
Considering the high price of the Xeon the results are not that convincing w.r.t. PII. Personally I would by an Xeon only in a multiprocessor system. There it is MUCH better than an Pentium II. But the chip sets for the Xeon are too new to make an ultimate statement.
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