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Originally Posted by navynuke499 View Post

at stock speed, the 3970x is faster. it also depends on what you mean by faster. just clock speed or computational ability. if you are just talking about the amount of work a cpu can do, i would say a xeon E7-8870 is much faster.
I was just talking about consumer CPU's but yes you are right the Xeon would probably be faster.
    
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you are also only looking at the consumer segment. Take a look at some of the server grade stuff. You'll see some monster chips from Intel as far as core & cache amounts

eg: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/processor-comparison/processor-specifications.html?proc=53580

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"Why haven't they made anything faster than the 3960x?"

different price segments for different markets. all this was intended to grant more sales.
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The -E processors are an afterthought for Intel. A way to recover revenue from crappy performing Xeon parts that would otherwise get thrown away. The mainstream stuff gets all the engineering attention because it makes Intel a lot more money.
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The -E processors are an afterthought for Intel. A way to recover revenue from crappy performing Xeon parts that would otherwise get thrown away. The mainstream stuff gets all the engineering attention because it makes Intel a lot more money.

So, the Extreme processors are re-labeled Xeons? Can we see a link on this?

If you don't have a source, your guess is as good as anyone's.
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So, the Extreme processors are re-labeled Xeons? Can we see a link on this?

If you don't have a source, your guess is as good as anyone's.

They ARE re-labeled xeons. There are the ones that did not make the TDP limit/power usage limit. The 39xx CPU are xeons with 2 cores disabled.
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They ARE re-labeled xeons. There are the ones that did not make the TDP limit/power usage limit. The 39xx CPU are xeons with 2 cores disabled.

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They ARE re-labeled xeons. There are the ones that did not make the TDP limit/power usage limit. The 39xx CPU are xeons with 2 cores disabled.
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The -E processors are an afterthought for Intel. A way to recover revenue from crappy performing Xeon parts that would otherwise get thrown away. The mainstream stuff gets all the engineering attention because it makes Intel a lot more money.
You sure about that? I was under the impression that a significant portion of Intel's income was the business segment.
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They ARE re-labeled xeons. There are the ones that did not make the TDP limit/power usage limit. The 39xx CPU are xeons with 2 cores disabled.

Thanks for backing up your opinion with a source. Oh no wait, you didn't.
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