Dual Core vs P4 1628
i agree with the speed and beauty of the xeon! and the price point is
Re:Dual Core vs P4
Being curious, I just went to the Dell SB site and configured a Precision 670... Two dual-core 2.8GHz 2x2MB Xeons XP Pro, no x64 option listed 2GB RAM...
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The thing is will it perform? The Precision 670 with two Dual Core Xeon's at 2.8Ghz and 2 to 3GB RAM will out perform ANYTHING in the XPS line
It will run Windows XP X64 (64 Bit Edition - and yes you can get drivers for all the new stuff and run all 32-bit programs) which noticeably out performs Windows XP Professional
Run two 147GB 15K RPM Seagate U320 SCSI Drives in a RAID 0 config which bench about 150 MB-s
Same 7800 or 7900 GT-GTX PCIe video
All for under 2K if you know when and where to look at Dell. The XPS line can't touch the performance of the Precision 670 but true it can be had for cheaper $$$$ The ? is, what is more important???
PS - it is also a wonderful site to hit task manager and see (8) EIGHT Processors there!!!! -quote:670658c8a1-quote:670658c8a1
Have one sitting here and granted it can put off some heat but in my opinion only someone who was very hypersensitive to such things would find the heat and fan noise bothersome. It is pretty quiet compared to some of the beasts of machines we are used to.
As far as electricity, the dual processors use up about 300 to 400W most of the time by themselves (combined) while running...so take that - add the other components and buttume you would be running the system 24 hours a day (which most won't) then you are looking in the $20 to $30.00 a month in electricity to run the thing (again at 24 hours a day) For the normal user, this would be much less.
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