OS Neutral Dual Xeon X5355 vs Haswell i5 for gaming?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by honam1021, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. honam1021 macrumors regular

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    Assuming both systems have the same GPU and equal amout of RAM, how would an upgraded MacPro1,1 (8 core) compare against a i5 Windows/Hackintosh build when it comes to gaming?
     
  2. Wardenski macrumors 6502

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    Xeon 5355 is only 2.66 Ghz and > 6 year old. Single threaded performance may be compromised. Probably consumes a lot more power. Most of those cores will be probably underused in most games.

    There are many models of i5s but a modern haswell one (socket 1150),> 3 Ghz would be better.
     

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