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# 68232 17-Sep-2010 10:44
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Hello All.

I am trying to decide on two different types of cpu's - the machines are similar spec except for the cpu's. Looking at the clock speed alone the x3470 looks to be a faster processor?

Any help would be much appreciated.

CPU 1: E5530
http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?spec=SLBF7
CPU 2: X3470
http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=42932


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  # 381142 17-Sep-2010 11:15
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The X3470 has a faster clock speed, but it uses DMI instead of QPI. (So depends what you're doing with it)

If this is just a gaming box, you can go with the X3470..

What are you going to be doing with this box?




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  # 381147 17-Sep-2010 11:19
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kyhwana2: The X3470 has a faster clock speed, but it uses DMI instead of QPI. (So depends what you're doing with it)

If this is just a gaming box, you can go with the X3470..

What are you going to be doing with this box?



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  # 383729 23-Sep-2010 17:40
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  # 383761 23-Sep-2010 19:33
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Hmm, for database stuff, if you're not putting in more than 32GB of RAM in that box, go for the X3470.. if more, you want the E5530. (Depending on the motherboard)
The X3470 has a faster base/turbo speed.. you're probably not going to be limited by memory bandwidth.. and assuming you're using 32GB or less ram, that's the one to go for :)


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  # 383780 23-Sep-2010 21:04
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Go to the Intel web site and compare these two side by side. Its a lot easier to see the differences.

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  # 383814 23-Sep-2010 22:22
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DataCraft: Hello All.

I am trying to decide on two different types of cpu's - the machines are similar spec except for the cpu's. Looking at the clock speed alone the x3470 looks to be a faster processor?

Any help would be much appreciated.

CPU 1: E5530
http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?spec=SLBF7
CPU 2: X3470
http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=42932



the X3470 is more of a 'desktop' cpu while the e5530 is a server cpu.  if you're not going to run dual or quad cpu's and you dont need the extra memory bandwidth etc then i'd expect the x3470 would be the better choice as it is a faster processor




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  # 383820 23-Sep-2010 22:36
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Ohyes, forgot to mention. If you're just getting a single Socket board, get the X3470, if you want more than one socket, you'll have to get the E5530.

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