Originally Posted by LukeLetellier
Over the last couple days I've been in contact with some guys at Puget Systems, and I've been able to get some Cinebench numbers for the 20 and 24 core systems, and they're rather alarming:
Dual Xeon E5-2690 V2 (10-core, 3.0GHz): 25.57
Dual Xeon E5 2697 V2 (12-core, 2.7GHz): 22.66
By comparison, the older Dual E5-2687W (8 Core, 3.1Ghz) were scoring between 23.97 and 25.07.
What's even more interesting is that the Geekbench scores returned exactly what you would expect in terms of a speed boost going from the 16-core system to the 20 core to the 24 core.
I described the reason for this behavior in post #55. What Puget System measured, was basically never a dual 10-core or dual 12-core system. They effectively measured dual 8-core systems (combined 16 cores with 32 threads due to Hyperthreading) with different frequencies (as the Windows OS function used in R11.5 doesn't return more than 32 threads, even when the machine has the capability).