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Discussion in 'Intel Processors' started by spacedrone808, Mar 28, 2017.
Guys, i am curious: what is the most powerful Xeon that can be driven by Windows 7?
I see no reason why a dual processor 22C E5 V4 system would not work.
Wasn't there limitation on mumber cores/threads for certain windows versions ? Specially with the consumer oriented one. I can get wrong tough
Hmm, I know, that Win 7 supports up to 256 cores per socket, but I just want to make sure..
And what about E7?
you only get two sockets on Win7.
Two e7 will be better then two e5, or difference in terms of speed will be minor?
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.
Big thanks for clearing things up! So i better build E5 x2 system..
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.
Thanks for info, i am planning to stick with 128GB. This will be sufficient for my needs.