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Dual Xeon Processors


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#1 RogerWabbit

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 05:35 AM

How would an Intel Xeon chip do handling desktop functions like Photoshop, Coreldraw, Sony Vegas and even SETI processing? I'm thinking of building a dual processor system with Xeon e5-2670 chips. Any comments? BTW, I don't do much in the way of gaming.



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Posted 02 December 2016 - 05:38 AM

Xeon's are essentially same chips as "desktop chips" but have support for ECC memory, multiple CPU's and perhaps some other server oriented features. So no problem with desktop tasks.

They are good for gaming also. Just make sure you get those very cheaply.

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 05:44 AM

"make sure you get those very cheaply."

Yeah, prices of under $100/chip is what got me interested in this project. The MB is going to be minimum of $300, more like $400 for a good one.



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Posted 02 December 2016 - 09:07 AM

OK, if you really want dual CPU system, then yes. However AMD Zen should go about same price range (motherboard included) and when using 8 cores, it's faster.

So that system is OK if you really need over 8C/16T.

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 11:22 AM

Thanks Drillingmachine. Have to admit I didn't even think of the Zen angle. I've not stayed up to date lately on build-it-yourself topics.



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Posted 02 December 2016 - 11:26 AM

Yeah, problem is you have to wait Zen, probable launch February 2017.

Another bonus with Zen is modern motherboard connectors (M.2 etc.).




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