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Cast your Vote: Quad Core @ 3.6Ghz or Octo-Core @ 2.0Ghz?

Poll Results: Which one would you do?

 
  • 43% (10)
    Quad Core @ 3.6Ghz
  • 56% (13)
    Octo Core @ 2.0Ghz per Quad
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post #1 of 14
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I don't even know if you can overclock on a server board like the newer Intel one... but I'm pondering since the prices of the 2.0Ghz Quad Server chips actually HAVE dropped a bit.

Which would you do?
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post #2 of 14
octo 771 chips
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post #3 of 14
wouldnt it be nano core?

x single

xx dual

xx quad
xx

xxx
x x octo???
xxx

xxx
xxx nano
xxx

but id say quad 3.6 better than octo 2.0.
    
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post #4 of 14
its two quads 8 cores at 2 or 4 at 3.6
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post #5 of 14
i think quad at 3.6
I'm not sure about my reasoning but twice the L2 cache at 5/9 the speed of something with half the L2 be better ex.
(5/9)*16= 8.889
(9/5)*8= 14
    
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post #6 of 14
You do intensive video editing. And, here's why I chose option two:

3.6GHz per Core, 4 Cores, 14.4GHz of Power
2.0GHz per Core, 8 Cores, 16.0GHz of Power


Plus, server boards allow up to 32GB of Ram with 8 Slots.

--OR--

A chilly1 Quad Core Tuned Custom Phase Change Unit and overclock to 4GHz; 4GHz per Core with 4 Cores is 16GHz of Power.
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post #7 of 14
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819117121


That's the Xeon i'm talkin' about. 400.00 @ NewEgg. So about 800 for a pair of Quad Cores w/ 4mb cache.
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post #8 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Audi View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819117121


That's the Xeon i'm talkin' about. 400.00 @ NewEgg. So about 800 for a pair of Quad Cores w/ 4mb cache.
Get a chilly1 Quad Core Tuned Custom Phase Change Unit and overclock your Quad to 4.0GHz! That will be as fast as Octo-Cores, however, you don't need to spend money on new processors, a new board, and new ram.
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post #9 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ninja_Boy View Post
Get a chilly1 Quad Core Tuned Custom Phase Change Unit and overclock your Quad to 4.0GHz! That will be as fast as Octo-Cores, however, you don't need to spend money on new processors, a new board, and new ram.
LoL I was actually pricing a phase unit vs. Octo-Core setup right now.

If I didn't stick to air, though, I would feel like I'm betraying myself and my original cause which is to be able to take my computer on set to stream 2k Resolution footage directly to HDD.
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post #10 of 14
Quad core @ 3.6.... You can't really game as well because it'll only use 1 core.

can folding even utilize 8 machine id's?
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