3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 14, 2011 3:23 PM by tipul01

    dual xeon question




      I came about this offer and was wondering if anyone could give me some input on the cpu's and graphics card, especially in the light of the new lga2011 and today's gtx performances.


      Mainly for AFTER EFFECTS and PREMIERE PRO.


      System one:

      Fujitsu Siemens Celsius R650 - 530euro

      Cpu : Intel 2x Dual Core XEON E5260 3.30 Ghz

      RAM: 8 GB DDR2 Dual Channel

      Hard Disk : 146 GB 10K RPM SAS  RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10

      Video: Nvidia Quadro FX4600 768MB GDDR3/ 384-bit

      Intel® 5400, Intel® 6321ESB I/O Controller Hub


      System 2:


      Fujitsu Siemens Celsius R650 - 540euro

      Cpu: Intel 2x Quad Core XEON E5440 2.80 Ghz
      RAM : 2 GB DDR2 Dual Channel
      HDD : 2x 80 GB 7.2K RPM SATA  RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10

      Video card: Nvidia Quadro FX4600 768MB GDDR3/ 384-bit
      Intel® 5400, Intel® 6321ESB I/O Controller Hub


      Of course, the only intereting parts are the quadros and the xeons.


      Will there be a huge gain in AE within the octocore? (without the 64GB RAM addition? )


      Thank you,


        • 1. Re: dual xeon question
          Harm Millaard Level 7

          Admitted the price is not high, but you get what you pay for and that is way underspecced, outdated technology (2 or 3 genrations old) without hardware MPE support with not enough memory, not enough disks and no possibility to ever make anything decent out of it. There is nothing interesting about about the Quadros, old technology and not enough VRAM.


          Short: Don't spend a $ or € on such a lousy system.

          • 2. Re: dual xeon question
            RjL190365 Level 4

            Like Harm stated, those two systems are totally obsolete. And because the FX 4600 has only 768MB of RAM, it will be permanently locked into software-only mode. And the Xeon E5xxx series CPUs lower than the 5500 series all date all the way back to the Core 2 Duo era - and are no faster than the Core 2 Duo CPUs that they are based on.


            In other words, both systems are a total waste of money.

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            • 3. Re: dual xeon question
              tipul01 Level 1

              I thought as much, but i wanted a professional opinion.


              After the launch of the new Sandy Bridge-E, i eagerly wait some AE and premiere tests:).

              Biggest and most expensive problem will be the storage array, with the crysis in Thailand, the hdd prices have doubled.


              Short question, if on the subject. Is there any way to run CS5 on a 2x dual core xeon mac pro 1.1 a bit faster then it does? Beside buying an nvidia for mac card? Any setting on premiere to use both cpu's?




              Thank you,

              Sebastian Plamadeala