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Processor question for Martin

PostTue Oct 11, 2022 3:10 pm

Hi,
I've just gotten a newish workstation, due to the old one's processors not liking HW7 very much. (E-5675's...)
It has twin hex core processors @3.4GHz as is, AVX2 set (E5-2643v3). 128G ram, I'll be porting over the HDD array.
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Would performance be better with twin 20 core processors @ 2.3Ghz,(E5 2673v4), or will the higher base speed be better?

I know there's lot of variables....

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Re: Processor question for Martin

PostTue Oct 11, 2022 3:47 pm

Hello Tony,

Martin is not available right now and I'm taking care of the forum in the meantime.

Both processors are old server class/workstation processors. Hauptwerk likes "faster" clock speed, but to a limit. In the case of the 2643v3 -vs- 2673v4, while the 2643 has a faster clock speed it only has 6 cores (compare to 20), overall performance is less than half the 2673 performance. (benchmark of 17900 -vs- 36900!)

A simple, not exactly scientific, calculation to compare 2 processors (and I repeat, not scientific because other factors can impact the performances) is to multiply the cores x clock speed.

2643 = 6 x 3.4 = 20.4
2673 = 20 x 2.3 = 46 ...

Once again, more than double the value of the 2643.

I do wonder why you go with server class processor instead of an i7 or i9 12th generation processor who will provide similar and even more power for a lot less $ (less expensive proc, motherboard, memory....) My 2 cents...
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Re: Processor question for Martin

PostTue Oct 11, 2022 4:31 pm

I had a Z800, I got a Z840. They work and behave well with HW. They're also far more reliable, long-term.

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