We are looking for pure speed in Revit (we are working 50-150MB files using worksets and a central). Has anyone tried similar configurations with these two chips in Revit?
From what I've read elsewhere, the Core 2 Extreme might be a bit faster than the Xeon, but not as stable. Also, it appears there might be a premium on the Core 2 Extreme because it's so new (i.e. the fastest Core 2 on a Dell Precision 390 vs. the Xeon on the Dell Precision 490).
Revit is tough, because most of the benchmarks out there are for 3D rendering, which has almost no correlation for daily Revit production work.
Thanks for any input.