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So here they are.

What kind of gains do we see on these things vs Nehalem? In terms of stricly video editing/encoding, would the Xeon, being a number cruncher, be better than the vaunted 2600k? Because both are Hyperthreaded QuadCores.... At $264, that bottom-ish-end Xeon looks like a pretty attractive way to split the difference between the 2500k and 2600k.

Last question, can you overclock 1155 Xeons?
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So here they are.

What kind of gains do we see on these things vs Nehalem? In terms of stricly video editing/encoding, would the Xeon, being a number cruncher, be better than the vaunted 2600k? Because both are Hyperthreaded QuadCores.... At $264, that bottom-ish-end Xeon looks like a pretty attractive way to split the difference between the 2500k and 2600k.

Last question, can you overclock 1155 Xeons?
I can't say anything about their performance but, I'm sure you can overclock them just as any other sandy bridge chip by upping the multi and vcore.
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the lga 1155 SB xeons are the same silicone as the desktop with few changes
a) multiplier locked
b) some have had their igp surgically removed (the ones that end with a 0)
c) ecc support is turned on

other then that they are exactly the same, so unless you are getting a big pile of ecc ram there is literally no point in geting a sb xeon and if you actually were in desperate need of ecc ram you would be better off getting a 1100t and overclocking it since it is also ecc enabled and performs better OC'd then a non OC'd SB chip
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not again
Well thanks for the info. So what I'm hearing is that they run cooler and don't overclock. Right?
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not again
lol a true server chip.
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Well thanks for the info. So what I'm hearing is that they run cooler and don't overclock. Right?
Not really, they don't really run cooler since both are based on Sandy Bridge. But yes, they don;t overclock. It won't be nice.
You can get Core i7 2600K that might works at 4.5 GHz (or even at higher clock speed) for $315. With Xeon E3 1235, you save $50 but stuck at 3.3 GHz (with Turbo Enabled).

Tom's hardware have the review if you wanna know more. Since Both Xeon E3 and Core i7 2600K based on Sandy Bridge Microarchitecture, their performance is similar.
    
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