NEC has submitted the second TPC-E OLTP benchmark result for SQL Server 2012, running on an Express5800/A1080a-E system, which is a new record of 4614.22 TpsE. This is for an eight socket system with 2.4GHz Intel Xeon E7-8870 processors, 2048GB of RAM, and 472 spindles (including 396 SSDs).
About a month ago, IBM submitted the first TPC-E OLTP benchmark result for SQL Server 2012 on a System x3650 M4, with a score of 1863.23 TpsE. This is for a two socket system with 2.9GHz Intel Xeon E5-2690 processors, 512GB of RAM, and 92 spindles.
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If you divide the TpsE score by the number of physical cores in each system, you get a result of 57.68 for the Xeon E7-8870 system, and 116.45 for the Xeon E5-2690 system. This shows that the Xeon E5-2690 is capable of about twice the TpsE performance per physical core compared to the Xeon E7-8870. This is very significant for the new SQL Server 2012 core-based licensing, where you are paying five times the SQL Server license cost to get 2.47 times the TpsE score in this case. This is yet more evidence that the Xeon E5-2690 does extremely well on OLTP workloads!