CPU For Programming

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  1. EyesLikeSkies

    EyesLikeSkies Master Guru

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    I have recently started a new job where I will be using a Freescale Development IDE in order to do my programming for work. The computer they have there now is an old gaming laptop with an i5 in it. They have given me a budget of ~$1,000 for a build and they already have an IPS monitor for me. So all I need is tower. I was wondering, would AMD or Intel be better for this situation?
     
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    If ya wanna be forward thinking and go with the mad parallelism, go AMD, 8 cores for £150 ain't bad.
     
  3. EyesLikeSkies

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    But will the AMD be able to hold up with say a Haswell i7 that is hyperthreaded? I have always used Intel. The main thing that I dont' know is is the Freescale Code Warrior only single core performace or will it allow the use of more than one core? And will it use all 8 or is it limited to 4 where the Haswell is then hyperthreaded? Here is a link to the software I will be using: http://www.freescale.com/webapp/sps/site/prod_summary.jsp?code=CW-SUITE-BASIC
     
  4. ---TK---

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    I would go with a haswell cpu. If that software supports ht get the 4770k if not 4670k. You prob need to oc a vishera pretty heavily to get good performance out of it. The intel will have excellent performance out of the box. I dont think you will be oc?
     

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    Depends on the application.

    At stock clocks Vishera can easily take on i5 and at times the i7 in rendering and modelling benchmarks....any multithread stuff really.
    I looked at some 3D modelling tests yesterday where the 8350 actually beat i7. Sadly this is not across the board and very app specific.

    Gaming benchmarks and everything else yeah def need to be overclocked.....

    Anyway I think the OP wants a CPU for compiling C+ or whatever..... I doubt he's looking to overclock so what can he get for $1000 USD?


    Just checked out some compiling benchmarks, the 8350 wasn't bad but the IB i5 did do a bit better.

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    The 8350 was beat by a 3.3ghz 2nd gen 4 thread 2500k at 3.3ghz. If the software supports hyperthreading think how much better a 4th gen i7 4770k would be compared to the 2500k and 8350 in that bench
     
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    Yep true, I can't argue with that......
     
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    Just get an Intel rig unless you choose to use Linux as your OS. Seems like Linux compilers are properly optimized for the FX processors.

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  9. EyesLikeSkies

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    The Code Warrior software package is Windows only from what I understand (haven't looked too far into the issue) but I'm thinking Intel would be the best as well. Anyone piece me a good rig together for around $1,000? Around $900 would even be better. Just need the whole tower setup, so no monitor/keyboard/etc
     

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