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New Xeon 5600 series processors for MIR
Last post Tue, Jun 15 2010 by Sapkiller, 6 replies.
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Posted on Mon, Jun 14 2010 21:15
by Rob Welsh
Joined on Thu, Feb 12 2004, Chicago, IL, Posts 68

I was curious of the performance advantage using the newer Intel six core 5600 series chips for MIR, compared to the 5500's.

Would MIR actively use all 12 cores? The pricing for both is not very different from each other.

Thanks

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Posted on Mon, Jun 14 2010 22:44
by FlorianWalter
Joined on Thu, Sep 20 2007, Vienna / Munich, Posts 125

 Hi Rob,

I have no practical experiences with the 5600 series at all, but according to the specs te performance seems to be quite good. MIR is running lots of threads, so having as many cores as possible makes sense - MIR will use them! :-)

All the best, Florian

Florian Walter
Vienna Symphonic Library GmbH
Posted on Mon, Jun 14 2010 22:51
by SyQuEsT
Joined on Mon, Jan 13 2003, Quebec, Posts 617

 Good question ! I'm almost ready to buy my MIR computer ... I'll follow this

Mathieu Laprise
Sonomax inc.
Posted on Mon, Jun 14 2010 22:52
by Rob Welsh
Joined on Thu, Feb 12 2004, Chicago, IL, Posts 68

Great! Thank you

Sibelius Ultimate, Logic Pro 10
Mac Pro 2x3GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon,
9 GB RAM, OS 10.6
HP Z800 Workstation 2 x Intel Xeon x5580 3.2GHz Quad Core
48G RAM
Windows 7 (x64)Pro
Echo 3G Audio interface
Motu 828 MKII

Posted on Tue, Jun 15 2010 12:57
by cgernaey
Joined on Mon, Apr 04 2005, Detroit-Michigan, Posts 1054

Just curious.  Assuming that you had two motherboards with the same memory bus speeds, same video cards etc.  The only difference was you had 8 cores at 3.00GHZ (2 x 4 core processors) versus another board with 12 cores at say 2.26 to 2.5GHZ.  With the way MIR is designed, which one would MIR find "more powerful" in terms of total instruments on stage etc?

Thanks,

Maestro2be

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Posted on Tue, Jun 15 2010 14:58
by Sapkiller
Joined on Tue, Nov 05 2002, Copenhagen - Denmark, Posts 394

There is one extra feature of the new X56* series which is a great improvement - it no longer steps down the memory speed when sharing memory channels, it will keep running 1333Mhz

Best regards
Bjarne

"Keep your head cool and your heart warm"
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