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Randy McWilson
Dual Xeon or i7
on Jul 3, 2011 at 7:21:38 pm

Considering building a new After Effects beast for 5.5.

Anyone with real experience with a dual Xeon versus an i7 system?

I am planning an SSD for system drive, another SSD media scratch disk, and striped array for storage.

12 GB ram (estimated).

Quadro 580 or better GPU.

Intel Xeon E3-1230 Sandy Bridge 3.2GHz

thanks for advice and observations/input.
-Randy

Eternity...don't miss it for the world.


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Kevin Camp
Re: Dual Xeon or i7
on Jul 4, 2011 at 5:16:54 am

I'd go with the xeon's even if it meant sacrificing an ssd. The i7's are getting better, but the xeon's are still faster, and CPU speed is still the biggest performance determiner for ae.

Kevin Camp
Senior Designer
KCPQ, KMYQ & KRCW


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Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Re: Dual Xeon or i7
on Jul 4, 2011 at 6:01:49 am

I agree with Kevin- working on both i7 and Xeon I would choose the Xeon.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


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Randy McWilson
Re: Dual Xeon or i7
on Jul 8, 2011 at 1:39:27 pm

Thanks for the advice, now I am wondering, after doing a little research about the new multicore AMDs, about dual Xeon vs dual AMD (opterons). They have 6 and 12 core processors.

I just don't know anyone locally with a dual AMD machine doing VFX work.

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