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Windows 7: I want to choose between these two workstations...

3 Weeks Ago   #1
Alexandros81

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
I want to choose between these two workstations...

Hi!
I am about to buy a refurbished workstation and I want to choose between
two of them.

Here are the specs:

Workstation 1
Processor: Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1220 v3 8M Cache, 3.10 GHz
Hard disk: 256GB SSD
Graphics card: NVIDIA Quadro Κ2000
Memory: 16GB
Networking: Integrated Intel 82579 Gigabit Ethernet controller with Remote Wake UP, PXE and Jumbo frames support
OS: Windows 7 Pro Gr

Workstation 2
Processor: Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2670 20M Cache, 2.60 GHz, 8.00 GT/s Intel® QPI
Hard disk: 250gb
Graphics card: NVIDIA Quadro Κ2000
Memory: 16GB
Networking: Ethernet
OS: No OS Installed - FreeDos Win7P COA

The price is the same for both of them.

If you can help me I would be greatful!


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3 Weeks Ago   #2
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Alexandros81,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alexandros81 View Post
I am about to buy a refurbished workstation and I want to choose between two of them.
What are you going to be using the refurbished workstation for [work, general use, gaming, other etc]?
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3 Weeks Ago   #3
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Hi Alexandros81,

You can compare online benchmark results of the two CPUs at Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3 vs E5-2670, and decide which is better before you buy.
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3 Weeks Ago   #4
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

Hey iko22, problem is, the first computer has an E3-1200v3

Ignoring performance issues (he hasn't answered Paul' question yet), I would take the first one simply because it has the OS installed. I guess the second one has a COA but is he going to install a retail version of Windows on it?
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3 Weeks Ago   #5
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wither 2 View Post
Hey iko22, problem is, the first computer has an E3-1200v3
Thanks Wither2 for noticing that! Some detail was lost in Web Search, sorry for that. It would appear that an E3-1200 v3 does not exist, or has been wrongly quoted. Perhaps the specification means E3-1225 v3? See these benchmark comparisons for that processor: ≫ Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3 vs Intel Xeon E5-2670 | CPU comparison
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3 Weeks Ago   #6
Alexandros81

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi Alexandros81,



What are you going to be using the refurbished workstation for [work, general use, gaming, other etc]?
Hi! I will be using it for 3d modeling design and 3d rendering.
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3 Weeks Ago   #7
Alexandros81

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iko22 View Post
Thanks Wither2 for noticing that! Some detail was lost in Web Search, sorry for that. It would appear that an E3-1200 v3 does not exist, or has been wrongly quoted. Perhaps the specification means E3-1225 v3? See these benchmark comparisons for that processor: ≫ Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3 vs Intel Xeon E5-2670 | CPU comparison
The comparison should be between:

Intel Xeon E3-1220 v3 vs Intel Xeon E5-2670
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3 Weeks Ago   #8
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Alexandros81,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alexandros81 View Post
Hi! I will be using it for 3d modeling design and 3d rendering.
I would probably go for the first one as it has an SSD, which is much quicker that a normal HDD!
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3 Weeks Ago   #9
Alexandros81

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi Alexandros81,



I would probably go for the first one as it has an SSD, which is much quicker that a normal HDD!
I thought of getting the second one and changing the HD to ssd in the near future.
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3 Weeks Ago   #10
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Speed and efficiency, and this one has a higher "Overall Rank: 556" Less wattage, less cores.
Intel Xeon E3-1220 v3

Work horse: Rates higher in "Average CPU Mark" but a little slower per Core. "Overall Rank: 214"
Intel Xeon E5-2670

I would go with the one that has the best "Overall Rank", but I don't have the workload that you do. Only you know how much work load you have.
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