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Intel Xeon 5140 vs. Core 2 Duo E6400

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January 30, 2007 5:11:52 PM

Hello there,

I need a new PC and dunno which one is better for me.
Intel Xeon 5140 or
Core 2 Duo E6400

I'll use it with a 256 MB nVidia Quadro FX3450 graphic card for 3D modelling (such as Autodesk Inventor) since I'm a mechanical engineer. I probably get one at Dell's. What do you think? Any other suggestions? thx
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January 30, 2007 5:56:26 PM

THe only thing the Xeon will offer you is multi socket support. You will need a more expensive board and most likely FB-Dimm.

If a dual core or a quad core is enough for you, you really do not need a xeon 5XXX. You could also look at the xeon 3040, essentially a e6400 with the Xeon branding(almsot the same price, dunno if Dell offer's them)

Save you money and go the e6XXX route, much cheaper!
January 30, 2007 6:01:03 PM

You mean 3050? Yes it is pedantic, but 30XX Xeons are my area of expertise..
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Anonymous
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January 30, 2007 6:10:28 PM

Errr, matched the numbers heh.

Being you area I am glad you corrected me =Þ
January 30, 2007 6:17:19 PM

No problem.. and.. Meh =Þ
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