Intel Core 2 servers are literally hot
Even Anand had to admit Intel servers are burning lots of watts. A 2.3GHZ Woodcrest server consumes 260 watts at idle. A 2.6GHZ Opteron server only consumes 160 watts. Intel dual core servers consume 60% more power than AMD. In benchmarks, we see the same thing, a 2.3GHZ Woodcrest generates more heat than a 2.6GHZ Opteron made on 90nm.
I told you long time ago. Core 2 architecture is a scam. You can see from the benchmarks, Intel has no advantage in performance, it only generates more heat.