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Old 09-17-2006, 10:25 AM   #1  
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I am about to go up to HD editing and after effects work. And I am looking at two options with my set up - 2 intel duo core 2 processors or maybe get the intel quad on its own when it comes out - what are peoples recommendations and what are the differences?
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What motherboard supports twin duo 2 core processors?

Personally, I wouldn't wait for the next great thing. Your current video processing software wouldn't take advantage of that new processor (not even all apps take advantage of duo core/hyperthreading). Get the best you can afford right now.
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yer I see I thought there would be a dual cpu core duo 2 motherboard - maybe itll come out soon... I just want to have a near top of the range PC with the ability to handle HD in after effects and premiere pro and go on to handle new changes with vista and 64 bit progs next year and utilise them. So is anyone using a single core 2 duo for HD? And is it enough power - its just I heard you need a quad duo for Hd at full rez qoute from toms hardware: "A Core 2 Quadro at 2.66 GHz and higher is the answer for HD video (editing and rendering) at full HD resolution (1920x1080)." . from this url: http://tomshardware.co.uk/2006/09/10...uk/page14.html . So I was guessing I would need 2 dual core duos or a single quad. Or do you think full rez HD is not going to be used much - I would prefer to be able to work at this rez tho for the future...
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What motherboard supports twin duo 2 core processors?

Personally, I wouldn't wait for the next great thing. Your current video processing software wouldn't take advantage of that new processor (not even all apps take advantage of duo core/hyperthreading). Get the best you can afford right now.
Intel's Core 2 Duo processors are dual-core microprocessors. Dual-core basically means that there are two cpu's on one chip.

Intel's "Core 2 Duo" line-up is separated into three classes.

1) Memron aka Core 2 Duo (for Laptops)
2) Conroe aka Core 2 Duo/Core 2 Extreme (for Desktops)
3) Woodcrest aka Core Xeon (for Servers/Workstations)

The motherboards for Memron and Conroe computers can only support one chip; for a total two cpu's. However, the motherboard for Woodcrest computers can support two chips; for a total of four cpu's i.e. quad-core.

Dell, HP and Apple are already selling these quad-core. In other words, quad-core computers do exist. Here's a link to Apples quad-core computer.

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPL...C0&nclm=MacPro

For the average person, Memron and Conroe computers are more than sufficient for HD. Only professionals and businesses will find a use for woodcrest computers.
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yer I see I thought there would be a dual cpu core duo 2 motherboard - maybe itll come out soon... I just want to have a near top of the range PC with the ability to handle HD in after effects and premiere pro and go on to handle new changes with vista and 64 bit progs next year and utilise them. So is anyone using a single core 2 duo for HD? And is it enough power - its just I heard you need a quad duo for Hd at full rez qoute from toms hardware: "A Core 2 Quadro at 2.66 GHz and higher is the answer for HD video (editing and rendering) at full HD resolution (1920x1080)." . from this url: http://tomshardware.co.uk/2006/09/10...uk/page14.html . So I was guessing I would need 2 dual core duos or a single quad. Or do you think full rez HD is not going to be used much - I would prefer to be able to work at this rez tho for the future...
Unless you're a professional, I'd stick with a Conroe computer. If you're a professional and you can afford it, get a Woodcrest computer. Like I said in my previous post, Dell, HP and Apple are already selling quad-core computers.
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I agree with SS that a 1 good DC processor with 2 GB of RAM and a good 512 MB VC will do the job. Of course your video editing software will make a huge difference as well. You probably already are aware of this but AMD also makes a Dual Core 64 bit CPU as well. They have great performance (FSB and Cache) and benchmark a bit better in video editing.
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Thanks guys what do you think about this: get 2 xeon 5060's see here: http://www.aberdeeninc.com/abcatg/In...ors.htm#nacona and put them in a LGA771 board with maybe an R600 or lower and a small 75gb 10000 rpm drive. (ill also wait till the quad duo core and R600 are out so the prices of lesser products drop if i decide to go with them).
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I'm running a dual core Athlon (a meager 3800 - 2 gig) with 2 gig of corsair ram. I don't notice a lot of difference from my old Barton 2500 (1.8gig) in everyday apps - but when I start rendering it absolutely smokes.
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and ill gut my old pc for a few xtras. Plus how are you guys presenting your HD video in removable formats?
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Just waiting on the war to be settled. I would prefer Blu-Ray discs for the capacity.
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