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Why does this not surprise me. rolleyes.gif

I just can't imagine why else Intel would turn down somewhere in the neighborhood of $40,000,000 from enthusiast Xeon sales (rough estimate assuming 10,000 SR-X sales would have been made). Rather than buying dual, $2,000 CPUs...people will be buying a single $600 or $1,000 CPU and cranking it up with SLI'd video cards.
Edited by kweechy - 3/8/12 at 9:48pm
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post #192 of 254

^I think you nailed it on lobbying thing though.

post #193 of 254
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Why does this not surprise me. rolleyes.gif

I just can't imagine why else Intel would turn down somewhere in the neighborhood of $40,000,000,000 from enthusiast Xeon sales (rough estimate assuming 10,000 SR-X sales would have been made). Rather than buying dual, $2,000 CPUs...people will be buying a single $600 or $1,000 CPU and cranking it up with SLI'd video cards.

Corps work in mysterious ways but they all have their reasons. In the end it's all about money for them. They don't care about "a few" enthusiasts who have no problem with plopping down 10K on an amazing build frown.gif
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post #194 of 254
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SATA placement is horrid rolleyes.gif
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Notsureifserious.jpg

Most modern cards are not that long.

I think he is referring to the 24pin blocking any kind of decent cable routing from the SATA ports, but then, if I had a computer like this. I wouldn't give a hoot about that and fold on it 24/7.
post #195 of 254
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I think he is referring to the 24pin blocking any kind of decent cable routing from the SATA ports, but then, if I had a computer like this. I wouldn't give a hoot about that and fold on it 24/7.

On a board like that, you could route the SATA cables down to the bottom because of how the SATA ports are positioned.
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SATA placement is horrid rolleyes.gif
600

Even the longest video cards will not reach there.

I'm more concerned with the amount of SATA ports. 6 only? Seriously?
 
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SATA placement is horrid rolleyes.gif
600

Even the longest video cards will not reach there.

I'm more concerned with the amount of SATA ports. 6 only? Seriously?

There are 2 SAS ports... People keep complaining about the Sata ports but how many people on OCN/EVGA/[H] actually use an SR-2 for large amount of HDDs. kookoo.gif buy some RAID cards, use those SAS ports. There are much cheaper ways for large home servers then an SR-X tongue.gif
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The X designation had NOTHING to do with overclocking, locked multipliers or anything like that. X designated their best binned chips that would run high frequencies at low TDP numbers...X were their "extreme" Xeons.

its not like the definition of X in intel cpu's is written in stone, they use it everywhere and in some desktop chips X ment exactly that (unlocked multi that is). All you can really attribute to X that they are xtremely expensive and have something big or small to hold over their fellow chips. If they were to release an unlocked chip then what else would they call it? X is a safe bet imo

also as far as i remember
W stands for workstation
E for enterprise
X for extreme
post #199 of 254
pretty sure he means with the sata placement.. for cable magment if they were on the end of the board like most newer boards today
the cable goes straight off and is almost unseen.
where theses have to either go straight down or over the top of the 24 pin lol
    
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its not like the definition of X in intel cpu's is written in stone, they use it everywhere and in some desktop chips X ment exactly that (unlocked multi that is). All you can really attribute to X that they are xtremely expensive and have something big or small to hold over their fellow chips. If they were to release an unlocked chip then what else would they call it? X is a safe bet imo
also as far as i remember
W stands for workstation
E for enterprise
X for extreme

FFS give it up, you have no idea what you are talking about. Thats what the designations are currently and unless you have some proof its going to change stop saying otherwise, currently there is no evidence to suggest its going to change
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