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Does enyone use Dell studio XPS 9100?

 
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Oct 18, 2010 16:39 |  #1

My old workhorse gave up on me, I have no intentions to fix it after I tried so many things, and finally after looking for half decent PC I came across Dell studio XPS 9100 and I ordered it last night.

After reading all good comments about it I did not see lot of photographers writing reviews on this item.

So my question is will I be happy with this unit?
Will it perform good, is it fast enough, do other photographer use it?
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The one i have ordered has i7 930 2.8GHz processor
8G DDR3 RAM
ATI 5770 graphics
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Thanks for any comment


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Oct 18, 2010 16:44 |  #2

That should be a pretty fast system. You'll be more than happy for photo editing (or really pretty much any kind of) work.


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Oct 18, 2010 17:57 as a reply to  @ tkbslc's post |  #3

Thanks, I hope.

Many professional PC's have Intel Xenon CPU's, but it is costs way more, about $2000 and up for the same system and RAM size. Would like to have the option to test the two processors but I guess that would not be possible at least for now.

I am wondering now, how the RGB range will be with my NEC MultiSync P221W monitor and the new PC?


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Oct 18, 2010 18:20 |  #4

I had an XPS with an 8 core Xeon at one job, those things fly.


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Oct 18, 2010 18:27 |  #5

tim wrote in post #11121534 (external link)
I had an XPS with an 8 core Xeon at one job, those things fly.

8 core Xeon would be nice but the money is tight :(


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Oct 18, 2010 19:17 as a reply to  @ Arman's Photography's post |  #6

You can get benchmark scores at cpubenchmark.net. For most here workstation type components are not necessary.


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Oct 18, 2010 19:40 |  #7

In2Photos wrote in post #11121856 (external link)
You can get benchmark scores at cpubenchmark.net. For most here workstation type components are not necessary.

Nice chart, i7 870 better than i7 930? hm!


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Oct 18, 2010 20:59 |  #8

Xeon are server processors. You are paying more for the reliability and redundancy as much as you for the extra performance. You also typically need to go Xeon if you need more than one processor in a system.

You have to be careful with benchmarks, because performance can be very specific. A general CPU chart may not tell the full story for gaming or video creation, etc.

Here is a Photoshop CS5 specific test from tomshardware.com that clearly shows i7's slaughtering the competition:

http://www.tomshardwar​e.com …-Photoshop-CS-5,2426.html (external link)


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Oct 19, 2010 20:07 |  #9

tkbslc wrote in post #11122474 (external link)
Xeon are server processors. You are paying more for the reliability and redundancy as much as you for the extra performance. You also typically need to go Xeon if you need more than one processor in a system.

You have to be careful with benchmarks, because performance can be very specific. A general CPU chart may not tell the full story for gaming or video creation, etc.

Here is a Photoshop CS5 specific test from tomshardware.com that clearly shows i7's slaughtering the competition:

http://www.tomshardwar​e.com …-Photoshop-CS-5,2426.html (external link)

Great charts!


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