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Workstation processor

gbon
1-Newbie

Workstation processor

Hi,

I'm building a new computer in order to use Creo 1.0 and 2.0.



I thought about using an i7 3770K (for overclocking purpose).

I already have a Quadro 4000.



Does someone can tell me if there is a better processor for Creo (and
perhaps Mechanica, in the future).

As multiprocessor is not really used by PTC, I don't think Hexaprocessors
(like 3930K and 3960K) would be bests.



Thanks for any advice,

GB





3 REPLIES 3
iceblink1
1-Newbie
(To:gbon)

You might benefit from a Xeon processor, though it will be pretty close
probably (Xeon has bigger cache but lower clock speed).
And I doubt you will like the price tag...

The 3930 does have more cache so will be a bit faster than the 3770.
And then there is the extreme series with slightly higher clock speed
and yet slightly more cache. So I guess the answer is: i7-3930X

But remember you always pay the top price for the top processor. Better
to buy a slightly slower processor and pull the upgrade date forward by
a year.

Best regards,
Patrick Asselman

JOES
1-Newbie
(To:gbon)

My home machine is a i7 overclocked to the moon (4.0GHz unsure of model). My workstation at work is a Xeon W3530 @2.8 GHz.


The i7performs with 14 gig of RAM performs significantly faster than the much more expensive Dell Xeon machine with 6 gig of RAM. In my opinion, unless we are talking virtual machines, or some multi-threaded app, clock speed is still king. This is using a Nvidia gaming video card.


I spec'd out a Dell supported workstation with an i7, 8 gig of RAM & a medium levelgraphics card. The IT guy who ordered it thought he knew better... changedittothe Xeon, a Quadro 4000 (with 2 gig of video RAM!) & cut the RAM to 6 gig. Cost way more for less performance. But then maybe some day I will be assigned some project that requires rendering & animations that will start to use some of that video RAM.


Regards,


Joe S.

Not applicable
(To:gbon)

Been 8 years or so since I benchmarked processors on otherwise identical machines. At that time, Xeon's gave about a 4% improvement on the OCUS benchmarks. I recommended against Xeon because of the cost, my boss bought them anyways.

Though you have to remember few if any of the results from OCUS are side by side, it is worth looking at:
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