Hi. I'm trying to work out which CPUs (Xeons or Opterons) perform better in servers. I've done various searches and am not really any wiser.
Can anyone shed any light on this? I've read this link which seems to suggest that Intel Xeons perform better: http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/Windows_64-bit/Q_23338314.html?sfQueryTermInfo=1+opteron+vs+xeon
But if this is the case then why do HP only offer the largest DL700 series server with AMD Opteron CPUs and not Xeons?
Can anyone shed any light on this? Do AMD perform better at certain tasks and Xeons at other tasks?