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Which is more suitable for AutoCAD and 3dsMax9

workstation with 1 Intel Core quad9300 2.5 ghz 12mb L2 1333 or

workstation with 2 dual core Intel Xeon 5130 2 ghz 4mb L2 1333


Operating system XP pro 32 bit


I checked Tom'shardware CPU charts did not find the Xeons and I did not find charts with 1 vs 2 CPU.




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The first one. Total cores are the same but the first has a higher per core clock speed, is a newer generation and I'm figuring is a lot cheaper, especially when you factor in that the motherboard and RAM for the second are more expensive.

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