In an interesting benchmark Michael Larabel from Phoronix compares the performance of the AMD Opteron 2356, a 2.3GHz quad core and dual Opteron 2384s, 2.7GHz quad core, versus the AMD Epyc 7601, 2.2GHz base, 3.2GHz boost, 32 core 64 thread flagship in a number of benchmarks to see what a decade of improvements looks like. Pretty amazing what AMD has managed to do in 10 years time when it comes to performance and performance-per-watt. While I know Intel has improved as well, I don't think you would see a 40x increase over Nehalem. I'm certainly looking forward to five or 6 years from now when these monsters can be picked up for a couple hundred bucks. Big thanks to forum member grtitan for sending us the story.