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  • Wed, Jul 23 2014 3:48 AM

    • dskrobow
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    Dual Xeon E5-2620 v2 or i7-4930K

    Hi, my previous workstation was recently stolen. I'm going to be building a new editing/compositing PC, and I have a question. I'm going to be using Media Composer with Boris Red and possibly Premiere Pro with After Effects on this machine.

    My Question:

    Should I purchase and use two Intel Xeon E5-2620 v2 processors or an Intel i7-4930K processor? Both use the 2011 socket, have 6 cores, and are at about the same price range. However, the Xeons' clock speeds are 2.1-2.6, and the i7's clock speed is 3.4-3.9. But, if I use two Xeons, I can get 12 more threads. I've searched many other forums, and many people seem to prefer the i7, but I wanted to see what you all think.

    What should I do?

    All advice is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.

  • Wed, Jul 23 2014 11:08 AM In reply to

    Re: Dual Xeon E5-2620 v2 or i7-4930K

    Currently lots of threads seem to be less important than raw clock speeds. (assuming you have 4 or more cores)

    I have some dual hex core machines with hyper threading they give 24 virtual cores. I struggle to find apps that can use them all well.

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  • Thu, Jul 24 2014 3:12 AM In reply to

    • dskrobow
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    Re: Dual Xeon E5-2620 v2 or i7-4930K

    Thanks so much for the reply, Pat. I'm leaning towards the i7 then.

     

    Thanks again.

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