- Mar 28, 2017
Guys, i am curious: what is the most powerful Xeon that can be driven by Windows 7?
Big thanks for clearing things up! So i better build E5 x2 system..with V4 Xeons the difference is minor (24c versus 22c), and E5 has lower memory latency due to the lack of buffers.
the main difference is cost, two E7's and a motherboard will run you close to 18k, whereas the dual E5 system is less than 10k.
You can run into ram limits depending on windows various sub-versions, I know I did when pricing out a forensics machine which needs to stay on 7 pro for the next few years.
256 or 384GB per E5 socket using 32GB registered which are reasonably priced $/GB, 1.0 or 1.5TB with very expensive 128GB load reduced dimms.