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High-end single CPU or medium dual CPU?

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February 7, 2013 6:40:37 AM

I need help in determining which is better to go for high-end single CPU workstation or medium dual CPU workstation, I'll be using this machine in 3d animation and video editing (3ds Max and After Effects), the following options are within my budget:

[Single CPU] Intel Core i7-3960X @ 3.30GHz Six-Core 15MB L3 Cache cpubenchmark=12,895, price~$1100.

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[Dual CPU] Intel Xeon E5-2630 @ 2.30GHz Six-Core 15MB L3 Cache cpubenchmark=8,807, price~$600 + $600 total ~$1200.


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February 7, 2013 2:49:18 PM

The intel 3930K would actually do for your needs... You would also save a almost $600 if you buy that...
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February 7, 2013 4:42:23 PM

timarp000 said:
The intel 3930K would actually do for your needs... You would also save a almost $600 if you buy that...


I'd definitely second this over dual Xeons - you'll benefit more by purchasing a solid professional video card like the Fire Pro V7800.
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February 9, 2013 3:50:28 AM

Best answer selected by mujaqo.
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