Currently I have Dual Xeon 5140 processors with 8 GB and Nvidia FX3450/4000. I do primarily nonlinear analysis on this computer which takes anywhere from 6 to 20 hours depending on the part/geometry.
I am looking into buying new system. Just wanted recommendation between i7-970 vs. Xeon X5677. Considering I have same ram and video card, which processor is better for Cosmos. I do not run any other programs on this computer.
Please provide some feedback.