1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 3, 2008 4:12 AM by Javed Lodhi

    Building new dual Xeon system



      I want to build a new workstation to work with my AVCHD video editing and rendering. I have a Phenom now, but the rendering takes too long. I am considering two




      I'd like to know if I should wait for something "better". I don't need it right now. I can wait 3-5 months if there is something on the roadmap that will work better. I don't need extreme megahertz, its more cores. My other objective is power usage, trying to keep it down.



      Any thoughts.....






        • 1. Re: Building new dual Xeon system
          Javed Lodhi

          Hey Eric,


          Though L5420 is a pretty fast processor and when used in a configuration of 2, it should give you a top-end performance provided the other components of your computer are in compliance however since you can wait for another 3 to 5 months and I am assuming that you won't be having any budgeting issues (as you're already getting 2 x L5420), and you have asked if there is something on Intel's roadmap till then, I have some interesting news for you coming up this September.


          Intel's Nehalem based 45nm, Quad-core, octa-threaded microprocessor "BLOOMFIELD"







          Read the references for yourself and I am sure you will be glad to know that you are looking into something even better than what you have at the moment, future!





          However you must keep this in mind that L5420 is a Xeon while the Bloomfield is going to be released as a desktop processor which if customized well, a powerful desktop should be able to do graphic rendering for you giving you an impressive result. I am discussing Bloomfield here since you asked if there was something new Intel was coming up which will bring in revolution to the chip based computing, you were concerned about more cores and even lesser power usage ... let me present you future, Bloomfield!



          Intel Nehalem Architecture







          Intel Bloomfield Architecture 







          Intel Bloomfield Launch







          Bloomfield: LGA775 No More, Socket B (1366 Pins), DDR-3







          In case you are a bit sceptic about something, feel free to ask, it's here for you to see and choose.














          Warm Regards,







          Javed Lodhi