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Compare i7 with xeon

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October 13, 2010 7:31:05 AM

We are configuring a system for audio recording with nuendo. Because we would like to use 2 processors which motherboard and processors are recommended.
Is a xeon E5XX better then a core i7, are there any benchmarks to compare ?

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October 13, 2010 8:56:07 PM

You need a CPU with dual QPI link. i7s don't have dual QPI link so you need Xeons. E5620 is great if you're on a budget. The E5630 is also decent.
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October 14, 2010 12:11:11 AM

one-shot said:
You need a CPU with dual QPI link. i7s don't have dual QPI link so you need Xeons. E5620 is great if you're on a budget. The E5630 is also decent.

^this

Also, the Xeon and i7 have the exact same architecture. A core i7 2.8GHz 4cores will perform the same as a Xeon 2.8GHz 4 cores, with the models you are looking at.

Like one-shot said, the difference is Xeons support multiple processors in one motherboard.
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