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Single Core Xeon 3.0GHz Vs a Dual Core P4 640HT

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April 28, 2006 11:38:36 PM

I cant seem to find much info on the Xeons...

Does anyone have an opinion, for both Mech CAD work & Gaming which would be better?

Single Core Xeon 3.0GHz 3.0 Xeon, 800FSB, 1MB, EMT64,

(with an FX3400)

Or a:

Dual Core p4 3.2Ghz 640HT ......

Any opinions?

More about : single core xeon 0ghz dual core 640ht

April 29, 2006 12:10:58 AM

The Pentium 4 is a single core CPU with Hyper threading, not dual core.
April 29, 2006 1:24:06 AM

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The Xeon 3.0Ghz has HT too.


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April 29, 2006 1:25:18 AM

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The Xeon 3.0Ghz has HT too.


Word.

Worder.
April 29, 2006 5:17:33 PM

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The Pentium 4 is a single core CPU with Hyper threading, not dual core.


My Bad... I was thinking HT not dual core... no, it's not a Pentium D...

So, an HT will just appear as two processors in task manager?

If, as someone said that the Xeon has HT, why doesn't this appear as two processors in task manager?

Hmmm... Now I'm confused then...
April 29, 2006 6:44:07 PM

Quote:
I cant seem to find much info on the Xeons...

Does anyone have an opinion, for both Mech CAD work & Gaming which would be better?

Single Core Xeon 3.0GHz 3.0 Xeon, 800FSB, 1MB, EMT64,

(with an FX3400)

Or a:

Dual Core p4 3.2Ghz 640HT ......

Any opinions?




Neither one is good for Gaming or CAD.


AMD64s and Opterons are significantly better in Gaming, CAD, 3D and databases.

http://www.linuxhardware.org/article.pl?sid=05/02/24/17...
http://www.anandtech.com/linux/showdoc.aspx?i=2163
http://techreport.com/reviews/2006q1/fx60-vs-955xe/inde...
April 29, 2006 6:47:13 PM

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The Pentium 4 is a single core CPU with Hyper threading, not dual core.


My Bad... I was thinking HT not dual core... no, it's not a Pentium D...

So, an HT will just appear as two processors in task manager?

If, as someone said that the Xeon has HT, why doesn't this appear as two processors in task manager?

Hmmm... Now I'm confused then...
Task manager will show two logical processors, if HT is enabled. However, due to numerous report that HT actually slows the entire system, i think most Xeon / P4 have HT disabled as default.

I wouldn't recommend you to buy P4 / Xeon right now, since Cores are just around the corner, and their performances are a lot better than P4 / Xeon.

IMO, I think Xeons are POS....
April 30, 2006 3:15:11 AM

when i worked in corporate CAD america, we always had dual xeon workstations. real hard to lock up, but we tried :D 

the hyperthreading i don't think is that great, the true dual core responds better when you have multiple tasks going on. you know how it goes, it locks up at the worst times sometimes.

i have a 3.06 with HT in a shuttle that i used to replace a single CPU xeon, 2.4 ghz in a tyan workstation motherboard. about the same speed, 1/4 the size. i like the 3.06 but it doesn't have the "neck snapping whip cracking" response of the AMD opteron 175 i just got.

i think the cheap pentium dual, what is it, the 805, would be worth considering. 2.66 ghz about, like having a dual 2.66 xeon, for cheap, not a bad deal.

i'm not going to try and talk you into an AMD.

if you're paying the electricity bills for a CAD design office, the 805 is probably better power consumption wise.

newegg 805, $129
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

look at them reviews
http://www.newegg.com/Product/CustratingReview.asp?item...

now i want one 8)
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