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Best processor Xeon or i7?

Discussion in 'DAW's, Computers & Software' started by ims731, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. ims731

    ims731 Active Member

    Feb 1, 2011
    I'm prepping to build a new computer for my studio and want to get the best performance I can. I know the Xeon processors are considered server/workstation chips. But I've heard they do a better job number crunching.
    Has anyone had any experience with them in an audio DAW or am I better just going with a high end i7 chip.

  2. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Moderator Resource Member

    Mar 20, 2008
    currently Billings
    Server chips are quite good. The advantage a server class component has primarily is durability. The QC tends to be better and they are better designed. Also, extraneous garbage is usually left off of the mobo since it isn't needed or used on a server. Are they faster? Not necessarily at all. Check out the professional DAW builders and see what they are using as a reference.
  3. ims731

    ims731 Active Member

    Feb 1, 2011
    Thanks Justin

    Will do...going to check some out now. Didn't realize xeon chips required certain mobo's.

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