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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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Thanks for the advice! I do have my 2600k stable at 4.5ghz which i'm happy but maybe try to push it lil more smile.gif
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Originally Posted by chrisguitar View Post
Stay with the i7, it oc's better.

xeon is good for workstations

i5, i7 is good for oc'ing and gaming
Xeons perform just the same in gaming as their desktop counterparts, there not just for workstation use.
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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.
I'm not convinced of any binning, except possibly for leakage (a lower leakage chip will have a higher tCASE rating at the same tjunction temperature).

I've got a X3540 (a D0) that won't do 4GHz at any voltage, and I've heard of plenty other examples that do not OC as well as the D0 i7 920 average either.

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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.
My 3849B 920s did similarly.

I think your results are just more indicative of a good batch and some luck than special binning.
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Xeons perform just the same in gaming as their desktop counterparts, there not just for workstation use.
I didnt say they were, I just said theres no need to get it just for gaming when an i5 or i7 can be bought cheaper with nearly the same performance.

I have a workstation and I have a xeon quad core with my quadro 4000 and i use that for autocad and solidworks, its great.
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Performance with linpack? I'd just stay with 2600k.
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