2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Extreme vs One 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Hatchet, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. Hatchet macrumors regular

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    In an effort to stay away from the displays on iMac's, how does the 2.8GHz C2D Extreme compare with the (Single) 2.8Ghz Quad-Core Intel Xeon?

    Advantages/disadvantages?

    Is it worth the extra $500 for the Two 2.8GHZ Quad-Cores?

    This is based on both systems with basic configuration and possible aftermarket upgrades on a machine to last 4-5 years.
     
  2. gescom macrumors regular

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    I posted so I could see the follow up on this myself. Here's to finding out! :D
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The Xeon has the front side bus speed, cache, and 45nm advantage. I have a feeling Barefeats might be convinced in doing a 2.8 GHz showdown.

    The single 2.8 GHz Penryn quad is good choice for a budget Mac Pro but Apple is offering the best value on the octo system. The single socket system processor upgradeability is up in the air still. Remember that you get a $400-500 discount for losing a ~$800 processor.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=414668

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=411622
     
  4. mac2maverick macrumors regular

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    single 2.8 quad vs. dual 2.8 quad // vs. 2.8 imac

    I've been investigating this myself. Thanks for the post guys :)

    Can a single 2.8 Quad be upgraded to dual 2.8 Quads by just adding another processor? I'm assuming it would be no problem but I'm a neophyte in this stuff.
     

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