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Since you are using the system for a dedicated task, if the software that you are running is designed to take full advantage of multi-core processors, then I would suggest having a server motherboard with 2 processor sockets and installing 2 Intel® Xeon® processors for that task.
If you do not want to spend much money, then you can install 2 i7 processors on your ASUS* motherboard, as long as they are fully compatible, please check with the motherboard manufacturer before purchasing any processor.
Regarding the i7-2600k, this is a 2nd generation processor.
We currently have the 3rd generation processors i5 and i7 located at:
But I would say that in order to have a noticeable increase in performance, you might want to think on Intel® Xeon® processors.
Thanks a lot for your reply.
The software I am using is VidCoder 64-bit version.
I've realized that during using the VidCoder to do the encoding that almost all cores of the processors being used (this is what the task manager monitoring shows that almost all cores go up during the encoding process) which means that yes the application is using all available cores.
Regarding the Xeon, I am really interested to know your recommendations for a good suitable one, and does a workstation with a dual physical processor will be helpful like a Dual Core machine or it must be a quad core machine with 2 processors?
Please suggest and advise.
Thanks a lot for your time.
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In this case, the more cores the processor has the better performance you should notice.
So in this case the highest Intel® Xeon® processors that we have are the E7 family located at:
Remember that you need to check with the server board manufacturer for compatibility information between the selected Intel® Xeon® processor and the particular server board.
Thanks for your help.
Please it seems that I reported a wrong information regarding CPU usage.
Please I've recorded a video for the whole process and what system monitoring says as well in the attached video.
Choose HD quality.
I think that HDD maybe the reason for this slow performance if I am not mistaken.
So please tell me your opinion regarding this issue and shall I go for the SSD option 1st before go to xeon.
So what kind of a Motherboard I should stick to in case I will buy a SSD drive and does the brand vary or all are the same?
I will buy the biggest size of course which is 256 GB as far as I know.
Thanks a lot and too much appreciated
I saw the video that you sent, it shows that all cores are being used by the video encoder software.
So using a processor with more than 8 cores should increase the performance of the system since it will be doing the same task with more cores.
The SSD drive will allow the system to load faster the software into the system memory, however it will depend on the way that the software works, since usually this type of software runs on the system memory, but if the software needs to work with temporary files on the hard drive, then it will be a good idea to use an SSD, but you will first need to contact the software developer and ask them the way that the software works, and ask them if according to their own experience with their software, it will be having better performance when running from an SSD.