Originally Posted by DizZz
yes definitely. a lot of people use dual xeon setups for c4d or other animation/modeling/rendering applications so basically it behaves exactly like any other pc. the only thing it's not good at is gaming since the cpus are clocked pretty slow but for everything else, dual xeons kick ass
it's based on thread count not core count right? im pretty sure you need 16 threads right now to complete bigadv units and with dual 8 core xeons you have 32 threads which is plenty of headroom for now at least
I'm searching for dual Xeons or SB-E for c4d but I need pretty high clocked ones to edge out my 2600K, or at least 2 of them. For example, my 2600K @5.2 gets 10.5 in Cinebench R11.5. For reference, an E5 2650 gets about 9 - 9.5 ish points at 2GHz and you can assume linear scaling by adding clocks and CPUs. E5 2620s get 6 ish points. A 5GHz 3570K gets 8 ish points. A 4.8GHz 3930K gets 14.5 points.
I might just go with IB-E as well. No midrange crap for me anymore. Unless I get back to gaming, but I doubt it...