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Processor advancements, clock speed and IPC calculations can make it almost impossible to try to reasonably compare decade old CPUs to modern ones. Not only are the instructions per cycle going to vary, but newer processors have instruction sets dedicated to complex calculations (Intel has added AES-NI as an example), clock speed is no longer a reasonable ...


I don't want to sound terrible here, but you're comparing a high-end server processor from 2014 to a high-end server processor from 2007. I don't think this requires much more explanation. There's a reason an HP ProLiant DL580 G5 is available so inexpensively today. They were large, slow and lack many features that are desirable in modern servers. I told ...

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