Intel Xeon E5620 vs Core i7 2600 for Workstation ?
Posted on 2011-03-14
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?