Newbie: gt's compare to mhz (i7 and Xeon)

Newbie: gt's compare to mhz (i7 and Xeon)

Hi Folks,

im new to this Forum and i have a question who bores me a lot.

We try to get a new CAD Desktop.

Our Dell Support offered us a i7 and a Xeon, and he also meant the Xeon would be better because of the gt/s.

In all tests the i7 870 was much better than the Xeon e5503. (Xeon 4,8 gt/s - i7860 2,5 gt/s)

Aswell i dont get it. On a x55 Chipset Screenshot from intel, it says: "intel i7 family QPI" which should be much better than the FSB.

I dont get what the gt's is, and what it does. I was always focused on the mhz and cache. What makes the Xeon better ? And why has the i870 no QPI on the Intel page?.

Thanks

Benjamin

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Hello,

I'll move this to our catchall forum, since the Intel Software Network forums are for software development topics.

Gt/s isa unit of measurement, transfer rate in Gigabytes transferred per second. You can use our website at http://ark.intel.com to compare the two processors. You might also want to ask at the Intel Processor Support Community:
http://communities.intel.com/community/tech/processors

I hope that helps.

Best regards,

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Aubrey W.
Intel Software Network Support

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