xeon 5100 vs intel core duo quad?

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  1. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    hello,
    I was just randomly looking on viglen at the desktop to see what you can get around £1000.
    the INTEL D975XBX2 MOTHERBOARD can have a intel core duo 2 quad Q6600
    for around £1150 in total with windows xp home creative X-Fi extreme music and 2gb of ram. and a nvidia 8800gtx. and two optical drives.
    now on the other hand the genie workstation
    it has basically the same stuff as a refrence e.g soundcard 2gb of ram etc.
    but with xp pro since its a workstation they done give the option for xp home.
    but it has a Xeon 5130 2ghx with 4mb cache 1333MHz FSB
    for around £1400
    so your paying more for a dual core xeon vs a quad core core duo 2.
    is that Xeon dual core really faster than the intel core duo 2 quad Q6600?
    this is just a random intel core duo quad core vs intel xeon dual core to sell if a intel xeon dual core is really faster.
    i done a quick google search but could only find amd X2 vs intel intel core duo as a chart.
    mainly ignore the cost and focus on the intel core duo quad Q6600 (£1150) vs Xeon 5130 2ghx with 4mb cache 1333MHz FSB (£1400)
    it does seem that the motherboard is a two sockect board for the genie workstation so you could get two 2.66ghx for a quad core system.
    this is knida a refrence if my parents decide to get a new pc eiether say this xmas or next xmas.
    i know the prices will be a hella lot cheaper by then anyways.
    if the xeon dual core is faster and the genie workstation has a two socket motherboard it must be alot better buy for upgrades in the future.
    plus its fun to config pc's you cant afford:D
    thanks in advance
    lodore
     
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    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    Dual socket mobos from Intel use FB-DIMMs memory, which is much more expensive than regular DIMMs.
    In a dual socket mobo, you can plug two quad-core Xeon and get an octo-core system.
    Also, Xeons have a faster FSB than desktop processors.
     
  3. wilbertnl

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    If you plan on a multi-core system, I would suggest that you look into support of hypervisor virtualization.
    See, for example, if your future system is fully supported by Xen vitualization.

    See if your future system supports freeBSD or Linux without any restrictions.
    Don't just look at the power of the multi-core CPU's, but do research towards how you would use that power.
    (I got a lamborghini just to do groceries, you know! :D )
     
  4. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    I couldnt agree more i need to know what im gonna use that power for.
    i dont want to use just one cpu and the rest lay idie aka wasting the cash.
    but on the other hand I would want upgrading potental.
    like e.g. stick in one dual core at first then later on stick in a second one.
    i just read about hypervisor virtualization.
    i was wondering if you could run two OS's at the same time.
    lodore
     
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    That is possible, as I understand it.
     
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    A lot to read, but I think the quote is your question.
    My question: What gaming or video editing do your parents plans?

    Gerard
     
  7. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    its more of a case what kind of stuff do i want to do with the next pc.
    my dad just checks emails and browses the web.
    im the one who does the most with the pc.
    my normal running programs are messenger,sonicstage and runescape(online game)
    but then i check email at times.
    sometimes try to update other program etc.
    with the next pc i will plan to run some decent games along side my normal stuff.
    and i on the next pc i will use wmware to test some secuirty software rather than having bits left around if i install them on the host pc.
    so the wmware and gaming is the main points.
    lodore
     
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