I’m considering upgrading my i7 930@4Ghz to Xeon firstname.lastname@example.orgGhz, however I would like to know whether I would benefit from doing so?
I am looking for more power for VSTi’s and VST’s @256/512 sample latency in Cubase Pro 9 (Windows 10).
I have an MSI x58 Pro-e motherboard, and after doing some research I came to the conclusion that it will allow the Xeon to be OC’d to @3.8 for sure, greater OC will depend on my luck, as the support for Xeon seems to be half baked with this mobo, whilst i7 930 can be set @4GHZ.
Here are some specs:
- CPU: Xeon x5660 vs I7 930
frequency: 2.8 Ghz vs 2.8 Ghz
CPU OC’d: 3.8Ghz vs 4Ghz
Cores: 6 vs 4
Cache: 12 vs 8
(Watts): 95 vs 130
process: 32m vs 45nm
I did some research on CPU speed vs numbers of cores, but it still isn’t clear for me whether the upgrade makes sense with this particular setup. I would appreciate your opinions on this matter.