Applications already optimized for HyperThreading see performance gains from the use of two physical CPUs. In view of system costs, it is therefore worthwhile for users to go with a Dual Xeon as their next system if most of their time is spent rendering or encoding.
In the subsequent articles, we will show how the various E7505 motherboards measure up in a head-to-head comparison. We will also soon publish an article on how to increase performance by using a self-programmed tool, which can assign tasks to certain CPUs. This tool takes away automatic task assignments from the operating system and forces an application to run on a manually-specified CPU.