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marcus staffel
09-01-2009, 12:53 PM
I want to build a fast workstation for Lightwave 3d and have some questions about fundamental decisions.

Should I go this or that way:

1. Dual Socket Xeon W5590 with 2 CPUs (8 cores) 3333 MHz and 4x 256 kByte Cache or
2. Quad Socket Xeon E7420 with 4 CPUs (16 cores) 2130 MHz and 6 MB Cache ?

What is faster and how much faster?

How many times faster is a
Xeon E7430 level2 cache 6 MB level3 cache 12 MB 2,13 GHz 4 cores
than a
Xeon E7420 level2 cache 6 MB level3 cache 8 MB 2,13 GHz 4 cores

Is a Intel Xeon E7420 comparable to an Intel i7-920 ?