a whopping 8.2% increase from 2.0 to 2.8 GHZ in 4 way configs. can anyone admit this is anything but PATHETIC. they dont even list the 2.5GHZ scores. not even enough 32 bit performance to beat opteron 1.8GHZ. the 2GHZ is coming in august.
If you knew anything about systems level benchmarking, you'd be too ashamed to post such rubbish. Perhaps you're pretending to not know?
Transaction processing benchmarks depend on mostly independent variables like CPU IPC, FSB, disk-drive DMA performance, drivers, MP complexity, and many other no CPU related performance items. HP's and IBM's spend 100millions of dollars architectecting and designing system elements to increase TPC performance, CPU is just one element.
"What we CAN be sure about, is the lack of ambiguity in the 3.2C's performance improvements over the 3.0C. There's a fairly consistent 5-7% increase in performance in the 3.2 over its predecessor - that's translates into a very efficient and linear increase in performance considering the 200Mhz difference between the two chips is representative of only a 6.7% increase in clock speeds."