Currently need to upgrade my system to get better performance in matlab(currently running on dual core laptop with 4gb). an 8gb upgrade (for laptop) would cost me half of the new system (!) so i figured might as well build a new one from scratch.
I have heard matlab is mostly single threaded unless you use specific functions/parrallel computing toolbox(is this right or have i got wrong info?)?
From my understanding the i5 would beat the g2020 any day (this set up is purely for matlab since that will be the most demanding application on this.), but performance wise
would a g2020 + gtx 650 or similar (with parrallel computing toolbox, to allow gpu to process data) be better than
i5 3570k (stock) + hd 4000 (with or without the toolbox)?
The price for the 2 setups is identical (i5 is 10£ cheaper overall), shall i go for i5 anyway?
Most of my matlab code runs fine (as in it doesnt crash but uses 100% for a while) on a dual core , but the 4gb of ram is holding me back (frequently use swap which slows things down). The mb supports (will support) up to 32 gb, has anybody had any improvements going from 8gb to 16gb ram?
Seems to me that the i5 is a better choice as i can always add a gpu if need be.