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Premier Pro Dual Xeon Bronze 3104's vs X299?

BlueTrooper2544

17 months ago

I am moving to 4k video editing (H.264) in premier pro and am wondering if my 8600K (6c/6t) will be able to hold up... I don't think it will. I also do CAD work on the side. I am also running out of storage, and would like to move to a separate storage server so I can access the storage on multiple PCs. According to Puget Systems, they are not recommending dual Xeons for premier pro, as it likes a mix of cores and clockspeeds. Threadripper/Ryzen just unfortunate doesn't work great for PP. I can get two Xeon Bronze 3104 (6c/6t) processors for $234 each, with another $100 if I want the Bronze 3106 (8c/8t). I am looking at the Asus WS C621E Sage motherboard for around $500. I am worried about my Z370 system because it has 4 ram slots, and I have 16GB occupying 2 of the slots, maxing me out at 32GB, whereas I could go up to 64GB on X299 and I would have to buy new ram for the Xeon system.

So, cost wise...

X299 7900X (10c/20t) - $800 Asus Rampage VI Extreme - $620 (could go with another, cheaper one, but I love the Extreme.

Xeon 2x Bronze 3104 (12c/12t) - $470 Asus WS C621E Sage - $550 16GB ECC Ram (to start) - $160 8600K Gaming System

I could use the Xeon as a server as well, as the C621E Sage has 10 Sata ports and 4 U.S ports... In all, the Xeon system is about $300 cheaper. meaning I could buy more RAM. I know the 7900X would perform better, but do you think the Xeon makes more sense since it is cheaper, has more ram, (possibly), and can act as my storage server?

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  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Seeing as you yourself say Premier Pro likes a mix of cores and clock speed, what makes you think the Xeon Bronze (which only runs at 1.7 Ghz - and is fixed, no turbo on this model) will be the best choice in that scenario?

Even two of them, I would expect to lag the 8600K let alone a 7900K in applications that are sensitive to clock speed. For what it's worth I think the Xeon Bronze looks like a bit of a plodder by todays standards - cpubenchmark

I imagine it's aimed more at servers than workstation applications.

As for the file storage issue - assuming it's local storage over a small home network that you need, you don't need a Xeon based server for that. I would suggest something like a Synology NAS, or if you have a spare, somewhat modern PC (just something non-ancient, doesn't need to be high spec) which could take a good number of disks, you could even use that as a headless "server" running NAS4Free or something like that.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, thanks

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

A pair of either of those Xeons will run all of your workloads slower than your 8600K.

I do not even understand how those Xeons are on your map. Huge waste of effort. Don't bother.

Do a 7940X build.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I just came to that conclusion, hoping Intels X299 refresh ups the core count

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