[mythtv-users] Core i5 or i7 processor for combined BE/FE?
jyavenard at gmail.com
Wed Jan 18 22:04:48 UTC 2012
On Thursday, 19 January 2012, John Stepien <hackerbeavis at yahoo.com> wrote:
> The processors I'm considering are either a Core i5-2405S Sandy Bridge
2.5GHz (3.3GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 65W or a Core i7-2600S Sandy Bridge
2.8GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 65W, and there is about a $90 price
difference between these two processors.
> So my question is, will the i5 handle these tasks with a little room to
spare, or do I need the i7? I don't want to pay for CPU that won't get
used, but I don't want to come up short, either.
I used an i5-2300 for my latest FE/BE. The reason I chose that CPU is
because 1) it's the cheapest and 2) various reports showed the power
consumption to be overall less or the same than the more expensive
low-power i5 version. The figures are max TDP, not how much it will use
My BE does everything you listed above and more, and the CPU is pretty much
constantly idle: hence the power saving being the same.
Having said that the processor I used before a e8200 core 2 duo was just as
good too and I never felt the machine wasn't fast enough. The processor
will spent most of its time idling..
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