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Intel Xeno W3520 vs i7 2600K

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I know it kinda odd question but if both overclocked which would perform better? i still have a x58 board around and i found a w3520 for sale and wonder if its worth it to get the cpu and oc it!
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the w3520 is a good cpu but is won't compare to your 2600k for one the xeon will not be able to OC to the number that you have now on your 200k and clock-for-clock sandy bridge performs better than Nehalem. Now if it is a good deal and you have a spare board then you could get it but don't replace your i7.
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Xeno?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Triedge1991;15424421 
Xeno?

It's the latest Xeon lineup
 
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post #5 of 15
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My bad spelling error xeon i meant. But yeah i just wanted some thoughts on it I wont be replacing my i7 i had a extra x58 classified board from my old build and thought if it worth while to buy it and oc it for fun
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post #6 of 15
The 2600k will perform better because of the architecture advancements, but the Xeon variant to the i7 920 would be fun to overclock.
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Originally Posted by Shogon;15426301 
The 2600k will perform better because of the architecture advancements, but the Xeon variant to the i7 920 would be fun to overclock.

thanks for the input! Still thinking if i should grab it or not tongue.gif
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post #8 of 15
I've had 2 Xeon W3520s, and a friend picked one up one himself as well (same batch as my two). All three OCed on Air to 4.2GHz with 1.264v vcore. They are fun to OC, but all three also hit a wall past that point. Even at 1.35v vcore, they would not go to 4.3GHz.

I would stick with the 2600k and pass on the W3520.

If you are not replacing your 2600k, then by all means, get it for a fun backup rig.

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post #9 of 15
Stay with the i7, it oc's better.

xeon is good for workstations

i5, i7 is good for oc'ing and gaming
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Note the Xeon W3520 is just a binned i7 920. The core and instruction set is identical, the W3520 is just binned to run at higher temps.
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