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So i'm always on the look-out for more machines to add to my crunching room at home, happened across this in the FS section. What do you guys think, do these types of chips crunch well, or would that 300 bucks be better put toward say a sandy bridge chip/mobo combo?
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SB/1155. A 2600k could probably out-crunch both of those at 4.5+Ghz. And isn't it hard to find LGA 771 boards that can overclock, let alone dual-Xeons?
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Considering that its a chip from 2007, I would assume that even a sandy bridge 2300 can outperform these. I would say, best to use that $300 for a 2500K or 2600K. You can overclock sandys to beyond 4GHz too.
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SB/1155. A 2600k could probably out-crunch both of those at 4.5+Ghz. And isn't it hard to find LGA 771 boards that can overclock, let alone dual-Xeons?
i mean, it's not easy, that's one of the reasons they're being sold...but i don't really know anything about server boards and dual-chip boards, so i was thinking if they worked together it could be a serious crunching machine...i suppose they wouldn't work in parallel though, they would basically operate individually?
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i mean, it's not easy, that's one of the reasons they're being sold...but i don't really know anything about server boards and dual-chip boards, so i was thinking if they worked together it could be a serious crunching machine...i suppose they wouldn't work in parallel though, they would basically operate individually?
Maybe if you were doing something optimized for servers perhaps. I am not knowledgable at all on server processors or even how server chips do on BOINC, but BOINC tasks would work the same way on something like that as they do on a sandy bridge. One core, one task. (or multicores for a task if your doing aqua)
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I'm fairly sure the only board that would really push those chips is Intel's Skulltrail, and it's tougher then Charlie Sheen's ego to find anywhere
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It's about 1/4 the power of a 2600K...

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html

Not very fast at all... and the price is way way out of line...

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I'm fairly sure the only board that would really push those chips is Intel's Skulltrail, and it's tougher then Charlie Sheen's ego to find anywhere
yeah, my thinking was that if they could work together, instead of two individual chips, it could be a real powerhouse for crunching...but i suppose that if that is the way BOINC is set up, one task per core, then there would be no real advantage to using 4 yr old chips that are basically (w/o the right board) unoverclockable...thanks for the help guys, much appreciated
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It's about 1/4 the power of a 2600K...

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html

Not very fast at all... and the price is way way out of line...

And that's at stock. Imagine when the 2600 is clocked to something like 4.5GHz!


Whoa hold on there. What is this i7 995X? I know about the 990X that was launched earlier this year, but this one is new. I thought that the next one would have been a Sandy Bridge line of extreme....
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Yup, 995x is next new thing...

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