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Old October 25, 2012, 07:53 PM
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no, they're actually not. coming from a software developer. they're actually going towards the GPU for AI calculations and pathfinding scenarios.
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Old October 25, 2012, 07:57 PM
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Proof? Do you have an example of this paradigm shift? A first step in this direction?

I can claim things on the internet too.

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Old October 25, 2012, 08:06 PM
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Son, this computer of yours isn't even worth trying to brag over. You've assembled a series of two year old antiques and you're calling it gold.

Now we're going to start you off with some math. We're going to compare multithreaded CPU benckmarks of your $780 2 x Xeon E5620s to benchmarks of a single $570 i7-3930k. Look at this link:
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Xeon+E5620+%40+2.40GHz

Now here's the math. One E5620 gets a benchmark of roughly one third of the benchmark of the i7-3930k. You multiply that by two and you get two thirds. So what you're going to do is spend $210 more and get two thirds the performance of a modern CPU? Now tell me you really think this is a good idea.
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Old October 25, 2012, 08:11 PM
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Please don't attempt to demean me.

Okay.

At least now we're getting somewhere.

What if both Xeons are overclocked to 3.5GHZ and the 3930k overclocked to its max stable.

Then what? It was my understanding that two processors comparing to one was comparing apples to oranges because they work differently...
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Old October 25, 2012, 08:21 PM
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Even overclocked the i7 will blow it away. Cores are not important as long a you have 4 or more it's single core speed that is important. I'm telling you man the i7 is muchfaster, proven reliable, and better priced. I'm glad others are on board with me.
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Old October 25, 2012, 08:26 PM
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I cite this

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Old October 25, 2012, 08:27 PM
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you forget something kid, you have no guaranty that your CPUs will reach 3,5 ghz. especially in yours hands. never ear that some CPU of the same model don't OC the same ?
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Please don't attempt to demean me.

Okay.

At least now we're getting somewhere.

What if both Xeons are overclocked to 3.5GHZ and the 3930k overclocked to its max stable.

Then what? It was my understanding that two processors comparing to one was comparing apples to oranges because they work differently...
Debates on differences between the architectures of the Xeons and the i7s is very much a case of apples to oranges, but such is not the case here. Those benchmarks I presented were scored based on both processors running the exact same program, performing the exact same task. Differences in the processor architecture are null in the face of such values.

A 3930k will easily and stabily overclock from 3.2GHz to 4.2-4.5GHz on air cooling depending on the CPU heatsink used and the skill level of the overclocker. What we're looking at here is about a 1GHz overclock in both cases. Admittedly the two Xeons equate to twice the cores as the 3930k and thus the 1GHz overclock will have more of an impact, but it is highly unlikely that overclocking the two Xeons would make up the remaining 1/3 performance difference plus the performance increase from overclocking the 3930k.
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No, I never "ear" that.

and this

Overclocked Intel Xeon, EVGA SR-2, 3-Way SLI GTX 480, Xi MTower 2P64X - YouTube
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Old October 25, 2012, 08:34 PM
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When you're citing something, make sure it backs up your claims. That Creative Cow link compares the 980x vs. a couple of same gen Xeons. The i7-980x is also a LGA1366 chip, not a LGA2011 i7-3930k like has been recommended multiple times.

Build what you want, but you came here for advice. Just because that advice doesn't fit into your preconceived notions doesn't make it wrong.
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