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Quad core Xeon vs. Core 2 extreme

Question asked by Michael Cudnik on Mar 5, 2008
Latest reply on Mar 25, 2008 by Michael Cudnik
I have read many posts about this, but no one answers it specifically.

Looking at new workstations. I just purchased a Dell T7400 with X5482 3.2Ghz quad core, 15K SAS drives, FX1700, 4GB ram. Performance is pretty good just not mindblowing.

My question is there ANY difference at all between the Xeon line and Core line when it comes to Solidworks performance. Comparable clock speeds, etc. Are the Xeons more for server side and Cores more for Solidworks type stuff, or does it matter at all?? I thought the guts were the same.

I am comparing Dell T3400 w/ Core 2 Extreme QX9650 3.00Ghz vs. T5400 w/ X5460 3.16GHz.