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  1. #1
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    Mar 2009

    Question about proccessor xeon E5520

    Is this processor dual Quad Core processor or motherboard with that processor have hyper threading technology?I ask beacuse i see with top there is 8 cores.And is that processor worse or better then xeon 3220 ?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    IIRC two threads run on each core, presenting twice as many "virtual cores" to the OS as there are physical cores.

    The 5520 will be WAY better than the 3220.

  3. #3
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    Jun 2006
    London, Arizona, Utah
    8 cores on a 5520 with HT. It is much "better" than the 3220, but the 3220 is still solid
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