Dual Xeon v Core2Duo

By k.jacko
Dec 7, 2007
  1. Hi all,

    I want a pc to use as a testbed at work, and will dual boot it with a server OS and XP Pro.

    I was thinking of a EVO W6000 DUAL XEON 2.2GHz because i can get a refurbed one for £140, or
    a Core2duo based rig (probably E2180, then OC it) which will mostly likely cost me double that.

    Now, it is only a test rig, but i'd be insterested to know what you guys think will give greater performance out of the 2 rigs.

    If i had a E6400 v dual Xeon 2.2, which would you favour (just comparing approximate like for like clock speeds here)

    Also, would you recommend dual boots from the same hdd, or separate installs on separate hdd's. If separate then i may struggle with the EVO pc.

    Thanks for any advice.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    If you all you are after is raw performance, then those Xeons in there are ancient (based on the first P4) and even a single Core 2 core with modern RAM can probably do faster than those two Xeons together.
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