Which processor to buy?

Discussion created by jelf on Dec 10, 2010
Latest reply on Dec 10, 2010 by dgeo00
Hello All,

I am purchasing a new computer from Dell (no choice - have to use Dell) for ArcGIS Desktop 10.  I was hoping that somebody would be able to provide any information or opinions they have with regards to performance of the following processors when working with the software:

Dual Core Intel Xeon Processor 2.0 GHz, 4M L3, 4.8GT/s
Quad Core Intel Xeon Processor 2.4 GHz, 12M L3, 5.86GT/s, turbo

Primarily, I would like to know if hyperthreading is an issue with either of these processors with regards to ArcGIS Desktop.

Not sure if this helps, but I also planned on equipping the system with 4GB RAM and a 1GB NVIDIA Quadro 600 video card.  

Please let me know if I need to provide any additional information.