AMD Phenom II X6 1100T or IntelCore i7 i7-950

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MihaiBogdan
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AMD Phenom II X6 1100T or IntelCore i7 i7-950

Post by MihaiBogdan » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:06 am

Hello ! I am from Romania and I want to run the WRF EMS model NMM core for Romania on 3km resolution for 72 hours. In this moment my two options for the processors are : AMD Phenom II X6 1100T 3,30 Ghz six core and Intel Core i7 i7-950 3.06 Ghz . Tell me please what processor is better ( and also the core running time)for my forecast domain, considering the above options. Thank you !



P.S. Sorry for doing off-topic but I wrote to Mr. Rozumalski one month ago, in order to receive the WRF EMS on DVD, but I didn't receive any response !

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Re: AMD Phenom II X6 1100T or IntelCore i7 i7-950

Post by meteoadriatic » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:34 am

MihaiBogdan wrote:Hello ! I am from Romania and I want to run the WRF EMS model NMM core for Romania on 3km resolution for 72 hours. In this moment my two options for the processors are : AMD Phenom II X6 1100T 3,30 Ghz six core and Intel Core i7 i7-950 3.06 Ghz . Tell me please what processor is better ( and also the core running time)for my forecast domain, considering the above options. Thank you !
Hi,

It seems from benchmarks collected here on forum that 1100T could be faster than i7-950, but don't trust me on that 100% because I never had these CPUs and cannot verify that by direct comparision. It is also probably cheaper so seems as bit better choice.

But I wouldn't recommend neither. There is new I7-2600 CPU that is significantly faster than both. The prices here (Croatia) are $400 for i7-2600, $380 for i7-950 and $280 for 1100T, so if you can buy i7-950 you can also pay for i7-2600 and get much better performance. If price is big issue then go for AMD.

MihaiBogdan wrote:P.S. Sorry for doing off-topic but I wrote to Mr. Rozumalski one month ago, in order to receive the WRF EMS on DVD, but I didn't receive any response !
I know it happens a lot, sorry about that, it seems that Robert is very busy and he miss lot of e-mails. Or he might have problems delivering all mails in mailbox, don't know really what's going on there.

I can help you with installer script for WRF EMS. Give me your e-mail address via Personal Messages.

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Re: AMD Phenom II X6 1100T or IntelCore i7 i7-950

Post by MihaiBogdan » Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:42 pm

Thank you for response, seems the prices are the same like in Romania. We have three major PC components providers here, but thank you. I didn't start yet to build my configuration so for now I can't say anything about the model installation. However I think I am gonna use the simplest Linux OS because I am a beginner , but as I said I have to build a PC configuration separated from this I use now (general use computer, Intel Dual Core 2.44 Ghz from 2007) just for my meteorological hobby. I have also a small german automatic weather station and I intend to do private purpose forecasting just for fun, I do not work for any meteorological institution. By the way the Azoric blocking brings us here almost mid 30 Celsius degree temperature and clear sky.

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Re: AMD Phenom II X6 1100T or IntelCore i7 i7-950

Post by meteoadriatic » Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:49 pm

For linux distro, I recommend CentOS, it is simple enough and very stable. And WRF EMS runs perfectly on it :)
MihaiBogdan wrote:By the way the Azoric blocking brings us here almost mid 30 Celsius degree temperature and clear sky.
Up to 40 degs here locally (station Knin), I'm out of my mind :evil:

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Re: AMD Phenom II X6 1100T or IntelCore i7 i7-950

Post by MaliceMizer » Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:34 am

Those x6 are pretty good cpus, there's really no need to upgrade for one 7970 especially with that hefty oc on it.

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