Is anyone running dual processor systems for photo/video editing? E.g. a Xeon/Operton system.
I'm not talking about a Core i7 system with 1 physical chip that has 4 cores + 4 HT cores.
I mean a dual processor board that has two physical processor sockets.
Anyways, I'm wanting to put together a good workstation for photo/video editing and the 80w Xeons look like a real option (compared to the 130w i7).
I'd like to spend about ~$400 on the processor(s) & was wondering which setup would probably chew through batch processing faster:
TWO Intel Xeon E5504 Nehalem 2.0GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 4MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 80W Quad-Core (NO Hyperthreading, NO Turbo Mode). ($~410)
a Single Intel Xeon E5520 Nehalem 2.26GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 80W Quad-Core (Has Hyperthreading AND Turbo mode). ($~380)
It seems like the clock speed of either chip is close enough to be a wash. I'm really curious as to what (if any) effect, doubling the L3 cache and adding hyperthreading will have? Would it out-pace a true 8-core system that both runs a little slower and has half the cache per CPU?
Board: http://www.supermicro.com …rboard/QPI/5500/X8DAi.cfm