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Pentium D vs Xeon

by bttywhit / February 24, 2006 3:19 AM PST

I thinking about building up a high end workstation for mainly digital imaging purposes. Of course this system will initially be running XP Pro and eventually Vista when available and stable.

I'm trying to decide which processor would give me the biggest bang for the buck. The Dual Core Xeon processors are a little pricy so I thought maybe going with a lesser priced Xeon that's not Dual Core. So that brings me to this question:

What advantages would a "non-dual core" Xeon with HT have over a Dual Core Pentium D with HT?

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Why not use the benchmarks from..
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 24, 2006 3:24 AM PST
In reply to: Pentium D vs Xeon While it doesn't matter to me which you choose, any dual core with 64-bit would be nice if you are sticking to Windows. I've met a few that seem to not understand that in just a few months their pricey top of line machine could be passed up by some now run of the mill box that cost 1/3 the money. There's a FREE lesson there if you don't get upset about this.

Then again some will get upset that I bring up that discussion.


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Since we are on the topic
by ikjadoon / February 24, 2006 5:03 AM PST

of emerging technologies.

I hate the fact that I can buy a $$$$ system tonight, and within 2 weeks rumours of a new technology will come up, a few months later it is retailed and even Dell is putting some in. And sometimes you can buy a $$$$ system and then spend $$$ a few months later for upgrades, and then a new system because your system has already become obsolete. But thankfully, not many companies nor people think that they/we must always have the fastest tech around.


There was once a time when looking at a game box was to learn about the game. Nowadays, you just need to look at the bottom.

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Why not use the benchmarks from..
by bttywhit / February 24, 2006 5:10 AM PST

Thanks, I looked at the benchmarks. Don't see Xeon's compared though. But, I still would like to know where these processors fit in all of this.

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Try this link.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 24, 2006 6:30 AM PST
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