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omari7
What about a DIY utilizing, "Intel Xeon Westmere"
on Aug 27, 2010 at 2:37:45 pm

Westmere is the i7 two socket equivalent.

Another option next to the "hot rod" let's call it "Star Wars", something cheaper than the new Mac Pro.

The i7 is one socket, buying the "Westmere" which is two sockets give you the ability to upgrade by adding another proccesor at a later date.


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RJL0365
Re: What about a DIY utilizing, "Intel Xeon Westmere&qu
on Aug 28, 2010 at 1:52:48 pm

omari7: Westmere is the i7 two socket equivalent.

Another option next to the "hot rod" let's call it "Star Wars", something cheaper than the new Mac Pro.

The i7 is one socket, buying the "Westmere" which is two sockets give you the ability to upgrade by adding another proccesor at a later date.


Actually, Westmere is not a 2-socket equivalent. It is instead a die-shrink of the Nehalem architecture, from 45nm to 32nm. The dual-socket version of Westmere is sold as the Xeon 5600 series. The i7-970, i7-980X and the i3-5xx and i5-6xx series processors are all derived from Westmere.


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omari7
You are right I was thinking i7 975 extreme VS Xeon w5590
on Aug 28, 2010 at 8:33:47 pm

i7 975 extreme vs Xeon w5590 was this not the actually the same processor?the first a one socket and the latter a two socket?

also 45nm to 32nm:
Smaller transistors can typically switch faster using less voltage, allowing an identical architecture CPU to run faster with less power.

but back to "Star Wars"

The newest extreme edition the Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition Gulftown is a one socket....what is the two socket equivalent to this processor?

Okay not equivalent but the better two socket would be,
Intel Xeon X5680 Westmere 3.33GHz LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Server Processor.

What I should have really said was making a third DIY system option that would cost cheaper and make more sense than just purchasing the new Mac pro.
Something that you can actually put one of the new six core two socket CPUs and have the other available later for upgrade. Apple uses the Intel Xeon X5670 Westmere....

"Star Wars" a system faster than the latest Mac pro with Nvideo graphics instead of ATI etc...using the X5680 Westmere.


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Jcschild
Re: What about a DIY utilizing, "Intel Xeon Westmere"
on Aug 31, 2010 at 1:18:06 pm

there is no reason to buy a new mac pro unless using Final cut.
and then you are better off with the single 6 core 3.33GHz than you are the 2x 2.4 or 2.66GHz Mac Pro.
lastly Apple OSX has issue with multithreading

on the PC side same thing applies
you are better off with a 980x than a dual 12 core 2.8GHz.
benchmarks here
http://www.adkvideoediting.com/benchmarks.asp

its not until you get to the dual 3.33ghz that dual makes sense.
and at that point it aint cheap...

Scott
ADK


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omari7
Re: What about a DIY utilizing, "Intel Xeon Westmere"
on Aug 31, 2010 at 6:01:53 pm

That's why I call it "Star Wars"

One:
Intel Xeon X5680 Westmere 3.33GHz LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Server Processor.

You can upgrade later if you need to...

HOw is the performance on one Intel Xeon X5680 Westmere 3.33GHz vs the 980x?


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Jcschild
Re: What about a DIY utilizing, "Intel Xeon Westmere"
on Aug 31, 2010 at 9:44:43 pm

exact same processor labeled as a Xeon.

a good Xeon board will be $500+
you have to put ram in in sets of 6 (well with 1 cpu sets of 3)
again overkill for most people.

Scott
ADK


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omari7
same processor...but has the ability to be doubled
on Sep 1, 2010 at 5:59:57 am

you can add an additional processor later...
same with the RAM you can add another 3 later for a total of 6.

A system that has upgrade potential that is better than the latest MAC pro.
"Star Wars"

The fact that XP/Windows 7 can run on the latest Mac Pro, then a PC system that is stronger than the latest Mac pro should be explored...


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Evan Newsome
Re: What about a DIY utilizing, "Intel Xeon Westmere"
on Sep 4, 2010 at 7:41:27 pm

You go for it Omari!!!! Star Wars the light saber out of your system.


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omari7
LeeAVP and Guys What would you Star WARs
on Sep 4, 2010 at 9:29:23 pm

What would your STAR WARS system look like?


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Evan Newsome
Re: What about a DIY utilizing, "Intel Xeon Westmere"
on Sep 4, 2010 at 9:53:35 pm

I don't know but you light up the galaxy with it.


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