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ASRock EP2C602-2T/D16 Server Motherboard (Intel C602) Review - SPEC CPU2006v1.2

ASRock EP2C602-2T/D16 Server Motherboard (Intel C602) Review
ASRock's EP2C602-2T/D16 is a fully loaded server motherboard that can be the centrepiece of your server system. Let's see just what it can do.
| Motherboards in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Feb 14, 2014 9:07 pm
TweakTown Rating: 96%Manufacturer: ASRock

SPEC CPU2006v1.2

 

SPEC CPU2006v1.2 measures compute intensive performance across the system using realistic benchmarks to rate real performance.

 

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This benchmark has many different commands to use depending on what the user is looking for. For our tests, we used basic commands that run a full test.

 

You can see here the SPEC scores after full runs for Integer (int) and Floating Point (fp) tests.

Single-core runs show how fast (speed) a CPU can perform a given task. In the multi-core runs, we set SPEC CPU2006v1.2 to use all thread to measure the throughput of the system.

 

The additional cores/threads of this system has a huge impact on performance in these tests and really shows the amount of horsepower that a dual-socket system has over a single-socket board

 

Single-threaded results are still very important, but when you need lots of those to run, moving to a dual-socket setup is the way to go.

 

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Looking at the results of single-threaded integer runs, we can get an idea of speed at which the Intel Xeon E5-2670s can crunch through the different integer tests. Not all CPUs are equal here, and ones that have a higher speed will perform these tests faster. In this case, this is the stock speed of the Intel Xeon E5-2670s. Naturally, using an overclocked system or CPUs with a higher stock speed will generate higher results.

 

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Now we run the test using all 32 threads of the dual Intel Xeon E5-2670s to measure the throughput of the system. In this test, more cores/threads will have a greater effect on the outcome.

 

We can see a big difference here using the dual socket setup,, with a three to four times performance boost in many cases.

 

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Just like the integer tests, we now run the floating-point tests in single (speed) mode. The lower clock speed of the Intel Xeon E5-2670s holds this benchmark back.

 

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Here we see the results of the multi-threaded floating-point run that uses all 32 threads of the dual Intel Xeon E5-2670s. Like the multi-threaded integer test, more cores/threads will have a greater impact on the test.

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