Latest Xeons and Windows 7

Discussion in 'Intel Processors' started by spacedrone808, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. spacedrone808

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    Guys, i am curious: what is the most powerful Xeon that can be driven by Windows 7?
     
  2. drescherjm

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    I see no reason why a dual processor 22C E5 V4 system would not work.
     
  3. ChristianVirtual

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    Wasn't there limitation on mumber cores/threads for certain windows versions ? Specially with the consumer oriented one. I can get wrong tough
     
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    Hmm, I know, that Win 7 supports up to 256 cores per socket, but I just want to make sure..

    And what about E7?
     
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    you only get two sockets on Win7.
     
  6. spacedrone808

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    Two e7 will be better then two e5, or difference in terms of speed will be minor?
     
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    with V4 Xeons the difference is minor (24c versus 22c), and E5 has lower memory latency due to the lack of buffers.
    the main difference is cost, two E7's and a motherboard will run you close to 18k, whereas the dual E5 system is less than 10k.
     
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    Big thanks for clearing things up! So i better build E5 x2 system..
     
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    You can run into ram limits depending on windows various sub-versions, I know I did when pricing out a forensics machine which needs to stay on 7 pro for the next few years.

    256 or 384GB per E5 socket using 32GB registered which are reasonably priced $/GB, 1.0 or 1.5TB with very expensive 128GB load reduced dimms.
     
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    Thanks for info, i am planning to stick with 128GB. This will be sufficient for my needs.