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Which Processor is best for Cubase.? Core 2 Duo or a Xenon Processor (socket 775)
Old 6th June 2007
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Which Processor is best for Cubase.? Core 2 Duo or a Xenon Processor (socket 775)

Which Processor is best for Cubase.? Core 2 Duo or a Xenon Processor (socket 775)...

I am Trying to put together a monster DAW PC...8 Gigs Ram, ASUS Commando Motherboard (has 4 pci slots) , and 4 UAD-1 cards...

I am between a Core 2 duo processor
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail

or the equivilent Xenon server processor...Intel Xeon 3060 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX805573060

is there a Difference 4 running Cubase? Which one you Reccomend?

I'm Stumped!!!!HELP GEARSLUTZ!!!!!
Old 6th June 2007
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DOH

a Core 2 Duo and 3xxx Xeons are the exact same thing!

dont be fooled by the marketing

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Old 6th June 2007
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processors...

I Know that...

BUT , The new Mac g5's use Xenon server processors, so I thought there might be some slight difference or something...

I heard a rumor that the Xenon ones were the "best of the batch"...

Hey, it's only 12.00 more!! What could it hurt?


Thoughts???
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Hey, it's only 12.00 more!! What could it hurt?


Thoughts???
My thoughts: Anytime I am spending multiple thousands of dollars I am not arsed over 12$. Pay the extra 12$ and never look back. I take a crap at work and make 12$.
Old 7th June 2007
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"I take a crap at work and make 12$" haha, that is great!

Now back on topic... If you can hold out until July the intel Quad is going to drop to $266. The quad was going for $900 this past February and apparently the quad is really nice in a DAW.
Old 7th June 2007
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Quad...

Really????

The quad core will Drop ?

Will the qual work with cubase SX3?

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Really????
Yes
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The quad core will Drop ?
Yes
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Will the qual work with cubase SX3?

Yes

I plan to upgrade my dual core in July and I just got it
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My thoughts: Anytime I am spending multiple thousands of dollars I am not arsed over 12$. Pay the extra 12$ and never look back. I take a crap at work and make 12$.
you see you understand, taking i crap at work is the best. you get paid to do it.

as for the processor it's not even a question. get the xeon and pay the extra cash.
Old 8th June 2007
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Xenon Quad

Well,

Now that the Quad core is comming out in July, I'm gonna wait. I will start getting all the other parts now, and finish up in July..


Thanks for the help!!! I appreciate it!!!

What do u slutz think? 8 gigs of RAM and a Quad core Should run the ol Cubase Nicely eh?

i'm such a gear junkie..
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What do u slutz think? 8 gigs of RAM and a Quad core Should run the ol Cubase Nicely eh?
What OS do you plan on running?
Old 8th June 2007
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OS

U know what? I totally forgot there is a RAM limit...

I was gonna run XP pRO 32 bit , but the max is 4 GB....

Then I was thinkin of goin 64 bit XP pro, fine for Cubase and the UAD plugs, BUT , all the rest of my plugs and virtural insts are 32 bit...

SO......

I guess 32 bit XP pro and 4 Gigs of RAM and the Quad will have to do!!!!



I think thats the most painless option....(plus i'm still runnin an old MBOX)


Thoughts?
Old 25th January 2008
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macs ship with the xeon because you can use motherboards with more than one socket (smp)... so you could have two processors, 8 cores, if you wanted.

Xeons often seem to be ahead on bus speed, too... but on server/workstation boards.
Old 3rd January 2010
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The same old computer rules apply...

Buy just what you need now. If you buy top-of-the-line CPU, you get 15% extra MIPS/Benchmark for 300% more money and bragging rights for 60 days.

Buy with a little thrift and buy again in 18 months at the same price bracket (3 steps down from TOL), if you need to. You will get more average power over the 3 year period for same money, as well as an off-ramp if everything is going great.

This was true with 486, Pentium, P-II, P-III, etc. CPU is rarely the bottleneck. It used to be disk i/o, then it was bus multiplier, then peripheral i/o, now it's 4GB RAM limit and how fast cores talk to each other and shared L2. A balanced high-quality system that NEVER EVER crashes is the best computer.

At least you are thinking right and optimizing for your single most-demanding application.

I like a little extra silence and at least a nod to power efficiency.

Pick your price-point.

Best wishes.




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