1 Reply Latest reply on May 16, 2013 11:56 AM by Freddy Gonzalez

    Cpu for virtualization

    Matteo Trevisan

      Hello!

       

      I’d like to assemble a pc which has to deal with these two tasks (in order of  importance):

      1. running multiple virtual machine instances in a virtual test lab.
      2. running finite element simulations by using Autodesk Inventor.

       

      The problem is that I don’t know which CPU to choose between the i7-3770K and i7-3770.

      ( see http://ark.intel.com/compare/65719,65523 for the comparison).

       

       

      The i7-3770K is designed for over-clocking and I think the extra speed I'd get from over-clocking would help with the FEM simulations. However, K version does not support VT-d technology which leads to faster I/O and improved processor utilisation while dealing with VMs.

       

       

      Since running multiple VMs will be the main task in my new pc, which CPU do you recommend? Is i7-3770 the best one?

       

       

      Thanks in advance for the help!

       

      I apologize for my English…I’m from Italy!