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How does Xeon/Opteron perform gaming wise?

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Hey everyone,

I was just wondering today, how do server processors do in editing and designing programs as well as overall gaming? I am talking about processors like the AMD Opteron 6134, AMD Opteron 6128, Intel Xeon E3-1245, Intel Xeon E5620, Intel Xeon X5650. I don't know too much about servers so yeah I am keen to learn a bit.

Thanks in advance for any input. =)
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They are great.
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They perform the same as the desktop counterpart.
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Originally Posted by Cyph3r;13921635 
They perform the same as the desktop counterpart.

Which is?
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games need at the moment need higher clocks as compared to core numbers.

adding more cores doesnt necessarily add performance to programs that only use one or two threads to begin with
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by frannyvox;13922003 
Which is?

Whichever is the same generation desktop variant.

I.E. i7-860 = Xeon X3440.

It's just impractical to get a server chip as they're not built for gaming on and they have such a stupid high price tag. Not to mention the i5 2500K is the best deal out there at the moment.
     
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i have 2 3.2ghz xeon quad cores in my Mac pro, I boot into windows 7 to play PC games and they work great, only downside really is I cant get a serious gaming gfx card for my mac pro, thats why I built my sig rig. I could probably be running serious tasks in the Background while i game on my mac pro with no issues biggrin.gif so much horsepower
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