August 21, 2006 Timothy Prickett Morgan
In the prior two installments in this Bang for the Buck series of articles, I looked at how various i5 520 machines stacked up against similarly powered and configured Windows, Linux, and Unix servers. The first article looked at the i5 520 Value and Express Editions and their competition, and the second article did comparisons to the i5 520 Standard and Enterprise Editions. This week, I examine the relative performance and value that the i5 550 delivers compared to rival boxes.
As was the case with the entry i5 520 machines, the advent of dual-core X64 processors and aggressive, core-neutral