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Intel Quad-Core Memory Performance

Michael Larabel

Published on 17 December 2006
Written by Michael Larabel
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While the future of FB-DIMMs is uncertain due to AMD's lack of adoption and the upcoming Microbuffer memory technology, FB-DIMMs remain the latest and greatest for Intel's Xeon platform. The results in this article speak for themselves, and as expected, there were minor performance improvements in all of the benchmarks when stepping from a single channel to dual and finally four FB-DIMM memory channels. Even though FB-DIMM memory modules have been out now for several months they remain much more expensive than traditional DDR2 server memory. The Kingston KVR533D2S8F4/512 modules retail for approximately $90~100 USD per 512MB module. We have not run into any technical problems with FB-DIMM memory and Intel's Xeon 5300 series.

Look for more in-depth Intel Xeon performance articles in the future at Phoronix and more information on the Phoronix Forums.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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