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Proc showdown-$400 AMD Opteron 6234 vs Intel Xeon E5-2620 for video editing

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The title says it all. Please back up all points with good reasoning or benchmarks.
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The title does not even come close to saying it all. Please be less demanding and more descriptive next time.
    
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I would think that a 5ghz 2600k would be much faster.
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These are for a workstation build for a client. Overclocking a 2600k to 5ghz would use a ton of power and be unreliable for long periods of time in the critical work hes doing (for his final year of grad school) also once you factor in the cost of cooling the 2600k isnt cheaper either. Basicly im trying to decide between a 12 core 2.4 ghz amd opteron or a 6 core intel xeon at 2ghz . With ht it more like 12cores vs 9(saying one ht thread is worth half a core). Even at 2ghz the xeon via much faster clockforclock kills the opteron singalthread, so really its: is the sbe core fast enough to make up for the lower thread count? If so there cooler and suck less energie.
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Forgot to say- ill be using two of either proc in a 2p build, so 2600k is non-option, as is 3930k and 8150. It has to be xeon or opteron
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stupid question are you sure the software he is using can actually benefit from all the cores?
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Yes very well I believe.
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Originally Posted by jrl1357 View Post

Yes very well I believe.

outta curiosity, what software does he use? smile.gif

might help in people making a decision..
Edited by stubass - 3/19/12 at 2:40am
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Dont know. Hes taking film, some software given to him by the university. He told me he noticed a big differance with his new 8100 computer over his older athlon ii x4 one but it was still slow. I know there are multiiple people in the class with 12 or more core computers.
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Wow again people are answering terribly...

If you are ONLY doing a 2P setup then the Xeons are going to perform better. With a 4P setup the Opterons are going to do much better.
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