World’s third largest fabless semiconductor company AMD is now at a noticeable performance disadvantage when comparing its top desktop and server processing solutions with its main competitor, multinational company Intel.
Luckily for AMD
, the server market is where most of the money lie and that sector has two ways of seeing things.
On the one hand, it could be looking for the best computing performance available and that’s exactly where AMD
is at a disadvantage.
On the other hand, the server buyers could be looking for the best total performance while having the most efficient performance per dollar ratio, and this is exactly where AMD
The company is now officially announcing that it has been working with Microsoft throughout the Windows Server 2012 development process to deliver an exceptional server solution powered by its famous AMD Opteron processors
Some might think that it may be all marketing talk, but it is more real than most of press releases out there, as hardware experts from Semiaccurate.com have revealed recently.
Getting word of AMD’s intention of targeting the new Opteron solution towards total cost of ownership (TCO) oriented server customers, the guys at Semiaccurate.com have put together a server comparison between AMD and Intel at performance and at price level.
Comparing the two server solutions oriented toward virtualization, we can see that AMD
’s solution costs about $6,000 while Intel’s is $15,000. That is a noticeable financial incentive on AMD’s side.
Performance-wise, in VMmark 2.1, Intel’s solution reportedly
scores 11.05, while AMD’s server manages a score of 8.31.
This makes Intel’s solution 32% more powerful than AMD’s, but at 250% the cost.
Add some AMD FirePro GPU compute accelerators using the new GCN architecture and Intel’s server eats the dust behind AMD’s rocket, as we reported here