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well, woodcrest is $5 cheaper than dempsey.

I think I will go with woodcrest then. It consumes a lot less power than Dempsey, and they give almost the same performance.
thanks to xtremeskier for saying something!!!.... man, I tought nobody was looking at this... anyways.... thanks to alael too... I thik that's the only benchmark in the web that compares these two processors.... But.... ok.... they almost perform the same.... so... what would you guys recommend.... this benchmark say that dempsey renders in 121 seconds and woodcrest in 123...... In 3ds max of course

In maya... woodcrest does it in 43 seconds and dempsey in 45.....

what a hell.... this get me even more confused....I don't use maya yet but I'm planning to use it in the not so near future....

so... which one???
can somebody stop here and say something??.... at least.... "I don't have an idea...." 'cause I'm really thinking nobody here cares about this....
Hum, I guess this is a mystery nobody in the whole world know....
Nobody knows???..... I'm going to put this is simple words.... :

I want to know if one woodcrest 2Ghz core performs better than one physical and one logical dempsey 3.2ghz cores together......

Anyone knows??
ok, The thing is.... I currently have a couple of Xeons Noconas 3.2Ghz that I bought a couple years ago. Right now I want to upgrade....

I'm looking at the Dempsey and Woodcrest architectures... I see that 5060 (dempsey) is the equal in price to the 5130 (woodcrest).

5060 is 3.2 ghz with HT, and 2x2Mb cache and 1066Mhz FSB
5130 is 2.0 ghz without HT and 4Mb shared and 1333Mhz FSB

What I do in my workstation is LOTS of 3D design and rendering in 3D studio MAX. I have been looking in the whole GOOGLE and nobody benchmark these 2 processors together in 3D rendering stuff.

Ok, here's where things get doubtful.... When I render my scenes, I know that If I set ONE of my processors tu render half a scene and the other to render the other half simoultaneously.... I'll cut off the total render time by 1/3..... that means that If both processors render the whole scene together (both working in the same frame at the same time) I'll end up waiting 1/3 more time than if I do it MY WAY...... Ok.....

Noconas have 2 logical processors thanks to HT.... so..... in windows.... 2 logical processors (in 1 of the cores) are rendering the same half of a scene, and the other 2... the other half.

Dempsey is dual core with HT, that means that in each chip, I can set 2 logical processors in one half and 2 to the other half.... and I f I have 2 chips, I can cut my scene in 4.... and assign each part to a different pair of logical cpus

Woodcrest is dual core with no HT, that means that if I want to divide my scenes in 4.... I would have to assign only 1 core to each part..... And that's exactly my question..... which one will perform better.... Dempsey 5060 with 2 logical CPUS (even if the second logical one only helps the other in 10-15%) working on one part of the scene.... or Woodcrest 5130 with one core working in one part of the scene....

I guess this could be answered if someone knows if woodcrest individual cores perform better at lower frequency than Dempsey individual cores with HT (2 logical cpus) at higher frequencies. Remeber de diference between the two is from 2ghz to 3.2ghz)

I know woodcrest is better tha dempsey.... I know... but I want to know wich of THESE TWO perform better (knowing that the top of the line Dempsey beats the lowest-end Woodcrest)

Hey, wat's up.. it has been a loong time... but anyways, I really need help on this one... I just bought a Fujitsu 15K rpms (Fujitsu MAU3036NP 36.7GB 15,000 RPM 8MB Cache SCSI Ultra320 68pin Hard Drive) and a controller card (LSI Logic 3201064KIT PCI SCSI Controller Card). I set them up on the controller card BIOS.

When I run windows under my 7200rpms, it sees my fujitsu 15K with no problems and can work with it. But when I try to setup windows on the 15K drive, it won't let me. I setup the controller driver on the windows instalation screens but when it comes time to choose the drive, it doesn't show up, and if I disconnect the 7200rmp one, it will say that it was unable to find any drives

The drive is already set up as physical and logical drive, and is NTFS formatted

another thing is that I can't find anything useful on the motherboard's BIOS... the only thing is that in the boot menu, the controller card appears as a drive where I can boot from.

Any Ideas?
Well, I finally decided to buy 1 X-fi platinum and one of the USB ones... I think is the "NX" or something like that, because I needed something mobile for mobile action recordings.... I could buy the top of the Audigy 4 platinum, but it won't let me do mobile recordings... so that's how I spent 300 bucks... 200 in the X-fi and 100 in the NX one...

thanks for your help!!!
I finally got rid of some sound card options and I'm undecided between these two... both of them are $200 but both of them say is the best.... and both of them are from CREATIVE, I'm going to be using this for recording with descent quality microphones (Numark) and I expect to get very good quality on my recordings, so, which should I buy?
Hey guys, I haven't post in here for a while, I have been busy with my demo reel, but now is time to record the sound for it and I bought a $100 "Numark" microphone... and the recording quality to my computer is very poor,

so I thought that is my sound card's fault since is the one that comes with my motherboard. I was thinking that a USB sound card would be better for me, but still don't know since I don't know too much about sound cards.

Right now I'm looking for some over the range of $100 and $150... any recomendations?....

I think a usb card would be good because I'm going to be recording at different places and conditions on a laptop, but the voices will be recorded directly to my work station.... however, If there's a PCI card that really makes the difference, let me know....what do you guys say?