[Via Martin] Do you want to increase the performance of your SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Server farm up to 59%? Just switch from SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2005! More information and test details over here: SQL Server Performance Test Results.
The results were captured by measuring the average Requests Per Second (RPS) for each farm size and SQL Server version. The following table presents the performance impact of using SQL Server 2000 versus SQL Server 2005.
|Farm size||SQL Server 2000 |
|SQL Server 2005 |
|Extra-large, topics only||1148||1820||+59%|
|Extra-large, team sites only||1722||1610||–7%|
|Extra-large, home page only||1736||1750||+1%|