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Heya everybody,

So I find myself multi-tasking quite frequently... usually between two games and multiple programs as well as Photosohp and sometimes Vegas to render gameplay footage, and my current CPU is starting to be at peak usage quite often.

Which do you guys think would be more worth it?

An FX-8xxx series Bulldozer CPU or the Xeon E3-1230?

Overclocking doesn't fancy me as much as overall stability with all these different programs open. The only "overclocking" I'll be doing probably would be with turbo boost or whatever it's called... and yes the Xeon does have that.

Or I could just go with a 1090t too.
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Go with the xeon, if you get paid to render stuff it will pay itself off in time saved.
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the xeon will be the better cpu from what ive seen especially if your not overclocking

the 1090t is a great cpu as well the overall cost would be less with the 1090t build but would perform worse than the xeon set up
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Go with the xeon, if you get paid to render stuff it will pay itself off in time saved.
I don't get paid for rendering, but I do get paid for doing work in Photoshop. The rendering is just gonna be a hobby for the occassional gaming clips.

Also I'll be streaming.

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the xeon will be the better cpu from what ive seen especially if your not overclocking

the 1090t is a great cpu as well the overall cost would be less with the 1090t build but would perform worse than the xeon set up
Would the price difference be worth the lack of performance? I'd be WILLING to overclock, just I would rather have nice stable stock performance along with lower cpu usage across the board.
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post #5 of 15
you may want to check benchmarks for the programs you are running.
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I say just go for the 1090/1100...Much cheaper! And they will do so much better at rendering/photoshop than your current b55
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Stock/Overclocked performance = Xeon

Or just snag a 990x or something..
 
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If i remember correctly the 1090t is roughly 20%ish slower than the 2600k which is basicly what that xeon is just with out oc capabilities

there is about an $80 price difference between the two of them $50 -$60 if you get the 1100T which i would as it has turbo boost where the 1090t does not

It really boils down to how precious are those extra seconds of encoding time to you
heres some benchmarks to let you decide for your self in most encoding and photoshop benches ive seen the difference is anywhere from 5-20sec some times a little more

(also quick note the 1100t in the benches is basicly a 1090t with turbo boost and ur xeon is comparable to the 2600k)





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Stock/Overclocked performance = Xeon
xeons cant overclock at all on the 1155 socket although u r right at stock the xeon is better
post #9 of 15
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Thanks for the replies everyone +rep to all...

I am not too concerned about overall speed of how quickly I can get things done, however that does help. I am more concerned about which would run best/better with more applications open, due to the fact that currently I run two games, chrome (with a stream playing), mumble, winamp, windows live, steam, and various other things open at the same time. And with all this open my CPU is frequently hitting the high 90% mark for usage. RAM wise I'm fine.
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post #10 of 15
i would go 1090t or 1100t they will both drop right into ur current motherboard and save you having to get a new board and cpu and possibly cooler

However if you feel you need the extra speed there are some great 1155 boards out there for cheap
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