For instance a company web service for a staff of 4 wouldn't need the Quad core xeon in any situation I've seen.
And you should do a little more research since you listed a CPU that never made it to the market.
"more FP ops per sec, best rendering, faster fetch perform cycle? what is the yardstick?"
This is where many fail in their quest. They forget to benchmark it with what they will be using it for.
Given the Intel family of processors for desktops, which processor is the highest performer (more on this)? In advance pls forgive any confusion on my part I am new to the processor arena.
- Extreme processors
- core 2 Quad E
- core 2 Quad QX (is this extreme proc?)
- Penryn (which one is this?)
- XE processors (such a thing?)
also if you're going to get high end wouldn't it make more sense to pair them with DDR3 instead of DDR2?
Finally what is meant by "better"? more FP ops per sec, best rendering, faster fetch perform cycle? what is the yardstick?
I know some basic things such as quad will beat a dual anyday. 45nm technology is superior (faster, cooler) than 65nm. Help!