Solved

Intel Xeon E5620 vs Core i7 2600 for Workstation ?

Posted on 2011-03-14
3
3,426 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I'm building a new workstation - and considering either Xeon E5620 (dual processors) or Core i7 2600.

Benchmarks seem to point that dual Xeon E5620 match Core i7 2600, but I got a few conflicting reports.
Is the Core i7 2600 faster /equally matched to Xeon E5620 in performance?

I will run the machine 12 hours a day and need stability and speed. The Xeon system will no doubt be more stable, but is almost twice as expensive. Is it worth the extra money, given that it might be slower than i7 2600?
0
Comment
Question by:123bora
3 Comments
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
Mdragga earned 250 total points
ID: 35129197
The i7 should be fine. It actually clocks a little faster which honestly won't make a huge difference but the chip also has additional cache on the chip. I might suggest some aftermarket cooling solution just to allow the chip to run as cool as possible considering you're going to be running it for a good amount of time, but even out of the box I don't see any reasons why the i7 wouldn't perform admirably in the situation you've laid out.
0
 
LVL 18

Assisted Solution

by:chuckyh
chuckyh earned 250 total points
ID: 35129215
Depends on what kind of work you will be doing on the machine. I would say the i7 will be better and faster for most desktop work unless you are running 8 intensive things at once then maybe the Xeon will catch up. I would pick the i7 for a workstation.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:123bora
ID: 35129415
Thanks a lot. Considering the cost and mostly better to equal performance, I'll opt for the Core i7.
0

Featured Post

How to run any project with ease

Manage projects of all sizes how you want. Great for personal to-do lists, project milestones, team priorities and launch plans.
- Combine task lists, docs, spreadsheets, and chat in one
- View and edit from mobile/offline
- Cut down on emails

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

The 6120xp switches seem to have a bug when you create a fiber port channel when you have a UCS fabric interconnects talking to them.  If you follow the Cisco guide for the UCS, the FC Port channel will never come up and it will say that there are n…
this article is a guided solution for most of the common server issues in server hardware tasks we are facing in our routine job works. the topics in the following article covered are, 1) dell hardware raidlevel (Perc) 2) adding HDD 3) how t…
Polish reports in Access so they look terrific. Take yourself to another level. Equations, Back Color, Alternate Back Color. Write easy VBA Code. Tighten space to use less pages. Launch report from a menu, considering criteria only when it is filled…
This video shows how to remove a single email address from the Outlook 2010 Auto Suggestion memory. NOTE: For Outlook 2016 and 2013 perform the exact same steps. Open a new email: Click the New email button in Outlook. Start typing the address: …

706 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

15 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now