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Which Processor for a Dell Precision T7500 Workstation
Posted on 2009-05-17
I am considering a 64-bit Dell Precision T7500 Workstation, primarily to accommodate video (and audio) processing and working with large Excel spreadsheets. The video and audio is for videos such as narrated PowerPoint presentations or talking heads giving a talk about something. It is not fast-paced action. The spreadsheets can be 50MB files with 50,000+ rows and 40 columns.
I am focusing on the T7500 since the other high-end models have one or more deficiencies (in my view) as listed:
XPS 730x: only 3 memory slots, max 6 GB RAM
Studio XPS 435: 475W power supply
Studio XPS: 360W power supply
Below is the list of optional Intel Xeon processors currently available for the T7500 including the incremental price for each. Which would you choose? Why?
Thank you!
Quad Core Intel® Xeon® Processor W5580 3.20GHz,8M L3, 6.4GT/s, turbo [add $2,000]
Quad Core Intel® Xeon® Processor X5570 2.93GHz,8M L3,6.4GT/s,turbo [add $1,450]
Quad Core Intel® Xeon® Processor X5560, 2.8GHz,8M L3, 6.4GT/s, turbo [add $1,320]
Quad Core Intel® Xeon® Processor X5550 2.66GHz,8M L3, 6.4GT/s,turbo [add $1,200]
Quad Core Intel® Xeon® Processor E5540 2.53GHz,8M L3, 5.8GT/s,turbo [add $900]
Quad Core Intel® Xeon® Processor E5530 2.4GHz,8M L3,5.8GT/s, turbo [add $550]
Quad Core Intel® Xeon® Processor E5520 2.26GHz,8M L3, 5.8GT/s,turbo [add $300]
Quad Core Intel® Xeon® Processor E5506 2.13GHz,4M L3, 4.8GT/s [add $200]
Quad Core Intel® Xeon® Processor E5504 2.0GHz,4M L3, 4.8GT/s [add $90]
Dual Core Intel® Xeon® Processor E5502 1.86GHz,4M L3, 4.8GT/s [Included in Price]