Review: Supermicro Server Holds Its Own


Performance The Bottom Line

When tested in the CRN labs, the 20-core Supermicro SYS-2027R-72RFTP+ turned in a top Geekbench 2.3 score of 34,298, good enough for fourth place on the CRN Top 10 Servers list. However, the company claimed that its own engineers were able to achieve a Geekbench score of 45,043 with an overclocked 16-core machine running Windows 7 Ultimate. Either way, Supermicro offers a solid machine that's easy to service and manage, comes in a wide variety of configurations and has proven that it can perform with the best of them.