what better for gaming number of cores or higher frequency?
I want to upgrade my HP Z600 and get HP Z840 with dual Xeon E5-2690 V4 14core 2.6 to 3.5 max.
I currently have a Z600 with 2 x Hex core Xeon X5675 3.06 to 3.46 max.
I will use it for gaming and editing.
I wander if you can tell me if I going to see any deference in gaming performance if both CPU’s max are close 3.46/3.5 even if the E5-2690 V4 have more cores.
As far as I know gaming is more higher frequency than number of cores.
Or the architecture of the newer CPU will improve game performance.
Is the only deference I will get between the two systems is the PCIE of the Z840 are gen3 and the ram DDR4.
Do you have any recommendations?
Hi and thanks for your reply
I got another question for you I want to make a budget PC for a friend.
I found on eBay two cheap options.
HP Z600 12 core Workstation 2x X5660 / 48GB RAM /1x Quadro FX380 / NO HDD for $350AUD
OR HP Z620 8 core Workstation 1x E5-2660 2.2GHz / 32GB RAM / Quadro 410 / 1TB HDD
Should I go with the newest system with the 8 core E5-2660?
Or the 2 x X5660 older CPU’s?
I have a Alienware 1050ti that I’m going to install in which system I will choose.
Probably will install free copy of Windows 10 and the older system I will have to buy a hard drive which going to make both system end cost the same.