Het houdt niet op met goeds bij Tweak-it, met een vergelijking tussen de Xeon en Pentium II:
Whenever a manufactures release a new processor, it's always expected to blow away the previous generation. The fact is that in most cases it does not. The XEON is no exception, posting only marginal gains over it older brother. What the XEON does bring to the market is scalability. By design you could have up to 8 XEON processors on one board with out the need for extra logic to control them. This alone is enough for some highend users to jump at the chance to own them, but for most of us, it doesn't justify the large price tag. What Intel did with the XEON was give us back technology they had taken away with the release of the Pentium II, cache running at the same speed as the processor core like in the Pentium Pro. They also increase the address and cache range to a whopping 64 gigabyte. The problem here is even their best chipset the 450NX will only support 8 gig of RAM installed. Intel also claims they made some other architectural enhancements to improve performance in a server environment. Unfortunately I don't have the resources to call them on it, so will have to take them at their word for now.