Older Workstation versus New Consumer Desktop
I presently have an old Dell T3500 workstation with an Intel W3670 6 core cpu. I am considering upgrading.
I have available a 6 year old Lenovo D30 workstation with dual Intel E5-2670 v2 10 core cpu and Nvidia K2000 card, 128 SSD, 1T HD, for under $400.
Also available is a new HP Pavilion TG01-2260xt Intel Core i5-11400, 256GB SSD+500GB HDD, 8GB RAM WifiBT with on cpu graphics, at under $500.
The PassMark scores for the dual E5-2670 v2 are 1574 and 19,870 … turbo mode estimate would be 2100 and 24,000. PassMark scores for the single i5 11400 are 3047 and 17,146 … turbo mode estimate would be 5000 and 22,000.
My dilemma … although I have a general understanding of tech, I am not savvy about the relative long-term value of an old high-end Lenovo workstation compared to a new HP consumer product.
I run some multi-thread rendering occasionally on a hobby level only. I am mostly concerned about equipment reliability and power.
Help, your insights please !!!