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Xeon X5670 vs i7-3930K

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March 5, 2012 10:53:04 PM

Hi,
I would like to ask you which CPU I should choose for Audio/Video processing (Video transcoding, converting HD to SD etc..) Xeon X5670 or i7-3930K. The second one is much cheaper, so what do you think?

Big thanks for your advices,

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March 5, 2012 10:58:25 PM

Hi :) 

For amateur work...the I7

For Pro work...the Xeons

All the best Brett :) 
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March 6, 2012 2:15:48 AM

Xeon is older tech, well that specific xeon are not on the new architecture. If you wait a little you can get the new sandybridge xeon 8 cores. Which is basically a 3930k that has 8 cores instead of 6.
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March 6, 2012 3:53:23 AM

Or wait a little bit and get an Ivy Bridge for way cheaper and spend money on a video card that you can offload the video editing to and save tons of money and still be faster than the sandybridge-E 8core/16thread Xeons.
March 6, 2012 4:05:31 AM

qbamech said:
Hi,
I would like to ask you which CPU I should choose for Audio/Video processing (Video transcoding, converting HD to SD etc..) Xeon X5670 or i7-3930K. The second one is much cheaper, so what do you think?

Big thanks for your advices,


Noticing your words that I bold, I take it you concern about the budget as well. So, a SB based Xeon would be an overkill for your wallet, like seriously.

Maybe you should go for more conventional CPU but promises a great potential like say, an OCed i52500K maybe?

The i52500K on steroid would fly anything older Xeon could offer.
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