By now, we hope you've all read our article detailing the features and performance of Intel's new Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme processors. If you haven't, go do that now. Then come back and check out GamePC's evaluation of Intel's Woodcrest Xeon 5150 and 5160 Processors. Woodcrest and Conroe are based on the same Core microarchitecture, hence the similar performance and power characteristics.
"Nearly one month ago, we took our first glimpse at Intel's new "Core" architecture based processors for workstations and servers, codenamed "Woodcrest". The "Woodcrest" architecture is the basis of the new Intel Xeon 5100 series processor lineup, models of which are just making their way to market now and more or less obliterating everything in their path. While AMD has had a lock on performance and power consumption benchmarks for the workstation market for the past several years, Intel's Xeon 5100-series showed us that the end of the reign was likely near. However, our previous lab report was just an early preview, and we had yet to see what "Woodcrest" would truly be capable of."