Compare i7 with xeon Tags: CPUs Xeon Intel i7 Processors Product Last response: October 14, 2010 12:11 AM in CPUs Share GeestNr10 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 ? More about : compare xeon christiangordon October 13, 2010 7:02:06 PM i7 can't be paired with another i7 on the same motherboard. if you don't have a budget or plan on Overclocking your computer and plan to have it on almost all the time I would recommend the Xeon 5*** series. 2 x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... motherboard = http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 2x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... one-shot 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer enzo matrix a c 131 à CPUs 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources How does Xeon E 5645 2.4 GHz compare to i-7 2600K 3.4 GHz ? Forum Compare i7-975 and Xeon 5680 Forum I7 or XEON Any Suggestions? Forum Intel Xeon E7-8870 vs Intel core i7 2600K Forum Slow Performance Xeon - Intel I7 Forum Diamond in the rough? Equivalent i7 ivy for $230 ( Xeon vs i7 ) Forum I7 2600K vs 2x QUAD XEON E5335 Forum I7 3970x vs dual-3770k vs dual- Xeon Forum Dual Xeon l5420 vs i7 3930k Forum XEON or i7 Forum How come i7 (desktop) dominates Xeon (server)? Forum Xeon or i7 Forum Xeon e5 2690 vs. i7 3930K Forum Dual Xeon 5650 or i7 980x?? Forum I7 980x vs xeon Forum Xeon or i7 with 24 GB ram for rendering + gaming Forum Thermaltake 850w PCI-E question Forum Sane problem even with NEW power supply :( Forum Will this PSU fit in my tower with this X model? Forum bloomfield vs. westmere [xeon processor] Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !