Intel Xeon W5580 Cpus & S5520SC Motherboard Review @ DH

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  1. HardwareHeaven

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    Today we look at Intel's new highest specification W5580 processors running on the new S5520SC motherboard. Just how smoking fast is this platform and are we about to break a bunch of records in our testing today?
     
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    Maaassive review. Good job,

    Even though I didn't understand half of it, it was still a very enjoyable read. The system building part was really nice.

    btw, how do I wish I could also ring up some manufacturers and let them send their latest crazy hardware to me. :O
     
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    Yeh I didnt really understand half of it either, but what I did understand was awesome. that was a hell of a review Zardon, very impressed.

    Killer processors, wish they didn't cost more than my car though !
     
  4. Alex

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    What incredible hardware, really stunned to see Intel getting so much clock per clock performance. Interesting to read that Skulltrail needed to be clocked to 4ghz to get the same performance in cinebench, thats 800mhz per core to match the throughput.

    I would love to see these cpus in a motherboard capable of ordinary style overclocking because while I appreciate the turbo mode system in the professional industry I would love to see what these can produce at 4ghz per CPU.

    That said, great job Z, as much information as any sane person could ask for.
     
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    wonderful performance from those processors. cost quite a bit of money mind you !
     
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    craig5320 Well-Known Member

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    Very Nice Z, is this what caused the blackout across the UK last week? ;)
     
  7. Mac Daddy

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    Well you get what you pay for as they say. Great review Allan and I would recommend to anyone to set aside even 10 or 15 minutes and give this one a good read through ... I did ;)
     
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    "Fantastical" that's all I could come up with to describe the system absolutely "Fantastical"
    Now if i only had the deep pockets to actually get one:drool:
     
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    Nice review. That's a truly epic system, but I guess you get what you pay for.

    P.S. Is the 1366mhz DDR3 on page 4 intentional?
     
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    Great review Z.......

    System's way out of my league at the moment, but man! that's some processing power!
     
  11. HardwareHeaven

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    Thats incorrect,thanks. fixed.
     
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    Very interesting review, the biggest I have ever read .
     
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    wow. just wow.

    Hell of a review and what a product from Intel.
     
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    Incredible rendering times. particularly studiomax. Our business already have some of these systems on order but the 5580's are like gold dust, we might have to opt for the 5570s.
     
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    tyvm! what is already an awsome setup is going to be even better down the road as more & more apps utilise all that lovely processing power.
     
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    incredible performance and it shows how far ahead intel are when it comes to high end processing power.

    Some of those benchmark results are mind blowing, I am not sure most people realise just how INCREDIBLE they are !

    Great review DH, thanks.
     
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    Fantastic review! It's amazing how the new system is sometimes almost twice faster than Skulltrail. Power consumption is also impressive, less than 10% increase under full load and far lower at idle. Probably a tad hot under load for blade servers (Xeons L5520 look perfect for that job, though), but they make for a fantastic workstation.

    One slightly off topic question, though: You disabled hyper-threading for the Terragen 2 test, does that mean that Vista can't tell the difference between physical and logical processor cores?
     
  18. HardwareHeaven

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    It appears in the case of Terragen 2 that Vista would send some threads to logical cores. This isn't really a fault of Vista however, Terragen code should be able to differentiate between physical and logical and instruct the OS. I am sure this will be fixed in a forthcoming patch.
     
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    i'm quite happy to see hyperthreading back in full swing reguardless....

    after using 2 i7 setups for nearly 2 full months.... i can safely say they are astouding chips.... and presented in such a form as this..... it's unbeleiveable right now
     
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    Great review, and holy shit did you put a lot of work into it (but i bet it was pretty fun). I can't remember ever seeing any platform with such improvements over the prior generation. That, and it's power efficiency is impressive.
     

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