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So I have been planing to upgrade my current computer and I'm not too confident in my choice of possessors. intel seems to destroy amd for the most part the issue is the number of cores. I currently have a 1090t x6 and would like to get a Intel Xeon E3-1275V3 but I don't know if the speed makes up for the lack of cores I max out four, but often I find myself at full load on all of them! I don't use many programs that utilize six cores and when I do it's the only thing running. so would the speediness of the 1275V3 make up for the lack of cores?
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one of the cores on that Xeon are much more powerful than one core of that 1090T, you would see a huge performance boast when upgrading to it.
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It would likely be a big upgrade but may I ask what you are using it for?
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I Stream HD video capture uncompressed 1080p/i video record audio(sometimes) and have a browser in vmwere (windows 2000-7 mostly) at the smae time.
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I Stream HD video capture uncompressed 1080p/i video record audio(sometimes) and have a browser in vmwere (windows 2000-7 mostly) at the smae time.

That's very heavy..... any current desktop dual-core can do that. Neither CPU will make a difference.
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That's very heavy..... any current desktop dual-core can do that. Neither CPU will make a difference.
I meant to say while gaming. but if that's not as heavy as I thought I must only be the game, thats reassuring.
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How much would the Xeon run you? I haven't looked but from what I know the Xeon brand is very expensive, you may do better getting an i7.
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