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Looking for best CPU for Excel calculations...

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September 20, 2009 9:13:08 PM

Our investment department runs simulations on Excel. No disk Activity, pegged CPU. I need to spec new PCs for them. What are the top CPUs for this? What TH benchmark is the best to go by?

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a b à CPUs
September 20, 2009 9:39:54 PM

it will definitely be intel, thats for sure.
a b à CPUs
September 20, 2009 9:47:57 PM

i7 (1366) or wait for i9 next yr
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a c 159 à CPUs
September 20, 2009 11:00:36 PM

Frys has the core i7 870 for $549 in today's ad. I can't wait for mid October, when they may offer closeout Intel cpus for about half their original price. They've done this for years, but I don't know if they will repeat it again this year.
a b à CPUs
September 21, 2009 12:24:26 AM

To take advantage of the multicore CPUs that these posters are recommending you have to be running Excel 2007 and configure it to use multiple threads as described at this MSDN web page.

And here's a blogger with some information on how Excel performs in a multithreaded environment.
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