3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 18, 2012 12:52 AM by RjL190365

    i7 quad core OC to 4.5ghz vs i7 3930 6 core 3.2ghz?

    kaymen667

      Hi,

      I am about to decide on a new editing system and have narrowed my search down to two Boxx computers:

       

      3970 Xtreme series

      i7 quad core overclocked to 4.5

      Liquid Cooled

      16gb ram

      20gb ssd system cache drive

      500gb system

      2tb raid 0 video drives

      Quadro 4000

       

      Or

       

      4920series

      i7 3930 6 core overclocked to 3.2ghz

      Fan Cooled

      16gb ram

      40gb ssd system cache drive

      500gb system

      2tb raid 0 video drives

      Quadro 4000

       

      I'm working in CS5.5 and spend most of my time in premier, after effects and audition. is the 4920 worth the extra or will CS5.5 be happy with 4 cores? I'm currently working on a 6 yo dell so anything is a massive improvement.

       

      One last thing as long as i'm here, anyone have any thoughts on the Dell u2312hm monitors? I'm planning to pick up 2 they seem to be a good price and have a decent feature set, but I haven't had a new machine for a while and haven't really kept up on current monitor specs.

       

      Thanks for your suggestions!

        • 1. Re: i7 quad core OC to 4.5ghz vs i7 3930 6 core 3.2ghz?
          Bill Gehrke Most Valuable Participant

          Pardon me but an i7-3930 has a stock speed of 3.2 GHz, should easily overclock to 4+ GHz  Yes, a six core is better.

           

          Why would you want a Quadro 4000 board for in any case?

           

          I would suggest you check ADK for better setup for Premiere

          • 2. Re: i7 quad core OC to 4.5ghz vs i7 3930 6 core 3.2ghz?
            kaymen667 Level 1

            I'm not sure about the quadro 4000 that was the card suggested by Boxx. Of course it's expensive but they said it would be good for working with HD. I have never heard of ADK but they seem to have a lot a machine for the money. I will give them a call on Monday. Thanks for the suggestion.

            • 3. Re: i7 quad core OC to 4.5ghz vs i7 3930 6 core 3.2ghz?
              RjL190365 Level 4

              As far as Premiere is concerned, the Quadro 4000 is roughly equal in performance to a GeForce GTX 460 SE (not to be confused with the regular GTX 460). You see, the Quadro 4000 has only 256 CUDA cores versus the GTX 460 SE's 288 CUDA cores. But at current street prices, the Quadro 4000 costs more than quintuple (read: five times higher) that of the GTX 460 SE. So, unless you want to frequently run modeling apps that can take great advantage of the more robust OpenGL capabilities of the Quadros, the Quadro 4000 is a total waste of money (especially since Premiere Pro takes very little, if any, advantage of the Quadro's enhanced OpenGL capabilities).