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 SolvedCompare i7-975 and Xeon 5680 Forum SolvedHow does 2x Xeon E5504 system compare with a 1x Xeon E5520 system? Forum SolvedXeon vs i7 (Streaming/Gaming - No OC) Forum Solvedi7 or Xeon E3-1231 V3 Forum SolvedHow good is a fx-8350 for next gen gaming? compare to i5 4670 and i7 4770 Forum SolvedXeon e3 vs i5 vs i7 Forum SolvedXeon vs i7 Forum Solvedi5 4670k, i7 4770k, or xeon 1230 v3 Forum Solvedi7 4770k vs. Xeon E3 1230 v2 for audio production / light gaming Forum SolvedXeon VS I7 Forum SolvedTorn between I5, I7, and Xeon for gaming (mostly strategy games). Forum Solvedi7 or Xeon Workstation Forum SolvedWhat CPU should I choose, I7 or Xeon 6 Core? Forum SolvedNew CPU - Xeon E3-1230 v2 or i7 3770K Forum SolvedRendering: Xeon X5550 vs newer i7 Forum SolvedXeon vs Core i7 workstation Forum SolvedXeon E5-2620 vs i5 or i7 for streaming video? Forum Compare AMD Opteron and Intel Xeon Forum Solvedi7 or Xeon which would be better for me? Forum SolvedCan an intel xeon e7 run with an i7? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !