I'm doing research for the company where i werk. We need a graphics workstation but dunno which platform we should choose. 30 days ago i would have gone straight for dual opteron but now there's this xeon 5100 series which are based on the Conroe generation of processors (not the same architecture but similar technological improvements).
It ain't easy to find workstation benchmarks/comparisons. Most of the benchmarks I've found are based on server tasks, not graphics (3D visualization/rendering) performance.
Does someone here have experience with workstation class systems? It's no small buck investment so i need to choose best performance per $