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Can I use a Warsaw 12 or 16 core opteron in a workstation with windows 7 64bit?

Dear Forum,
I plan on building a high end workstation for my Photoshop, illustrator design work. I want to make a beast. I am currently using an older AMD processor and appreciate the value / price of the AMD processors. But I don't like what I have read about electricity usage on the FX destop processors like the 8350.

I was considering an intel i7 4930, but I just read about the new AMD Opteron server processors, and am wondering if they would work in a high end workstation. These new processors go for $600 and $380.

Is this a good idea or bad idea?
Thanks
Jeff
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    Stick with the i7.

    Let me know when you see an Opteron on this list: http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html

    The electric usage on the FX chips is over exaggerated. You are looking at an extra $30 in power costs. A year. If you were using it 24/7.
  2. posterdesigner said:
    Dear Forum,
    I plan on building a high end workstation for my Photoshop, illustrator design work. I want to make a beast. I am currently using an older AMD processor and appreciate the value / price of the AMD processors. But I don't like what I have read about electricity usage on the FX destop processors like the 8350.

    I was considering an intel i7 4930, but I just read about the new AMD Opteron server processors, and am wondering if they would work in a high end workstation. These new processors go for $600 and $380.

    Is this a good idea or bad idea?
    Thanks
    Jeff


    The Warsaw microprocessors are in fact two FX-6000 / FX-8000 microprocessors glued together, nothing more. They are also clocked down quite a bit in order to keep the heat dissipation within acceptable parameters. It is unlikely that you would be well served by one in a workstation.

    The Intel Ivybridge-E series microprocessors are the cream of the crop right now. A 4930K would take both of those to the cleaners while running cooler.
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