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03-23-07, 05:00 PM
How does performance stack up between a quad core Xeon e5320 vs. a dual core Opteron 285?

I will be using it mostly for video editing and rendering. I use mainly TMPGENC 4.0 and Adobe Premier.

I currently am using Opteron 270 but am looking to upgrade. I'll have to buy everything from scratch if I go Xeon. Opteron just requires swapping cpus.

03-23-07, 05:31 PM
Pretty sure the e5320 can had the opteron its ass, as long as the software you have can use 4 cores.

03-23-07, 05:39 PM
Probably not. Most software today barely can take advantage of 2 cores/threads.

That's why I was considering just going up to a faster Opty. The Xeon is slower, only 1.86ghz but has twice the number of cores. Sounds good in principle.

03-23-07, 05:43 PM
The xeon also does more work per cycle, its the xeon core 2 duo quad core, but if I was you I would probably just go to a 285, much cheaper, and not a slow chip.