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best CPU type for intensive EA testing?

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willgart
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willgart 2011.11.29 06:42 

Hi,

 

did you know which CPU is better to run back testing in MT5?

Intel or AMD? does the size of the level 1 cache impact the performance? etc...

Is there any comparison / benchmark available?

or what type of standard benchmark should we check which is the most relevant for MT5? (PCMark, content creation, 3d games, video conversion etc...)

  

I want to setup a dedicated "server". 

thanks. 

Michele Lazzarini
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Michele Lazzarini 2013.07.16 14:14  

I have the same question,

and in particular if anyone have seen sensible differences between i5/i7 family and the Xeon when they are running many parallel MT5.

thank you

Simon Gniadkowski
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Simon Gniadkowski 2013.07.16 14:31  
willgart:

Hi,

 

did you know which CPU is better to run back testing in MT5?

The fastest one you can get . . . running under the Strategy Tester is all about CPU performance, if you want to do this on a low budget and sacrifice performance then that is a different matter.  If you want performance then go Intel.
Dua Yong Rew
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Dua Yong Rew 2013.07.16 15:33  
Yes, get the one with most core not thread. thread are only virtual cores.
Simon Gniadkowski
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Simon Gniadkowski 2013.07.16 15:36  
doshur:
Yes, get the one with most core not thread. thread are only virtual cores.
The Intel ones with the most threads (due to hyperthreading) will also have the most cores.
Dua Yong Rew
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Dua Yong Rew 2013.07.16 17:03  
RaptorUK:
The Intel ones with the most threads (due to hyperthreading) will also have the most cores.

no use on hyperthreading. they are virtual. the only useful here is the core.

i remember reading something like core will be running and switching the thread to process so looks like more core but in fact not much use

Simon Gniadkowski
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Simon Gniadkowski 2013.07.16 17:23  
doshur:

no use on hyperthreading. they are virtual. the only useful here is the core.

i remember reading something like core will be running and switching the thread to process so looks like more core but in fact not much use

Have you tested with and without hyperthreading enabled ?  I have tested with MT4 and found that hyperthreading gave better performance,  I didn't expect it to.
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