Originally Posted by Poimandres
Any updates? Looking forward to your thoughts as I will be building a new rig soon and have been considering this CPU with the new V formula.
Sorry for the delay , but work has been busy.
This xeon rocks ! Fastest CPU I ever owned . Plays games just fine , more then fine , it screems !
I do not regreat buying this CPU . I did have to bump the voltage up a tad . running at 1.25v all stock other wise . Runs real cool but I am not using the stock cooler . I have a cooler master vertex 2 lying aroung rated for a 125w cpu so bam used that instead . Idles about 36 deg C and 50 C full bore with prime 95 , not too shabby for a cheep cooler .
Interesting thing though CPUZ sees it as a Core I7 3770 under the name but under the specs sees it as a xeon with 8 meg L3 cashe . I would highly recomend this cpu IF you dont want to overclock , hate having a GPU on the CPU , and want to save over getting a 3770 . Its like getting a 3770 at a discount ! I call that bang for the buck !
Next savin for my 670GTX and a faster hard drive .