Intel Processor Technology
Intel® Xeon® Quad-Core Processor 5400 series, the industry's first quad-core processor for mainstream workstations & render nodes. Provides breakthrough performance and capabilities for the ultimate in powerful, dense and energy efficient systems. With the quad core Intel® Xeon® 5400 processor series you get breakthrough performance of over 53% greater than the industry-leading Dual-Core Intel Xeon processor in the same power envelope & over 150% better than the competition.
AMD Processor Technology
Next Generation AMD Opteron™ processors with Direct Connect & Native Quad-Core Architecture plus AMD™ Virtualization™ Technology combined with energy efficient DDR2 memory. In addition, Next-Generation AMD Opteron processors are designed to advance AMD’s performance-per-watt capabilities and leverage the proven technologies introduced with previous generations of AMD Opteron processors. AMD Opteron processors are offered in both 2000 Series (up to 2P/4-core) & 8000 Series (4P/8-core to 8P/16-core). Both are built on AMD’s new Socket F (1207) technology.