which CPU benchmark should I use?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by richardyu301, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. http://www23.tomshardware.com/cpu.html

    Many benchmarks there.... which one most resembles a real-life trading station???

    Maybe each one's trading machine is different. So let's say it has below things running at the same time:
    - 8 monitors
    - eSignal
    - IB
    - Ninjatrader
    - TS
     
  2. My recommendation would be to go for a dual core CPU and my preference would be for an Athlon. If you are running multiple applications at the same time the dual core should have real benefits.

    You're not going to get anything meaningful from these benchmarks other than CPUs that are somewhere near the top of the list will be faster than those at the bottom of the list. The only way to draw any useful conclusions would be to run all your apps in some sort of controlled environment on various CPUs, which would hardly be time effective.

    Also buying the top model CPU is hardly ever cost effective as the incremental performance increase over the middle of the range is not very great.