Originally Posted by krazyatom
so If I don't overclock, it would be slower than my i7 920 4ghz for gaming? What about dual amd 6174?
I've been doing a bit of reading myself so don't quote me but I think I have it down!
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-More reliable computing
-Much lower power consumption
-Support ECC memory
-Should be faster at most threaded applications (stock for stock)
-Basically engineered to run 24/7 without issues and with extreme efficiency.. Like a Toyota Prius.
-Some come unlocked
-Faster in single thread applications
-Faster response times
-Engineered to push limits in benchmarking and gaming, but it may crash every now and then due to electrical interference.. Like a Ford GT (could of said Corvette or Viper but I'm a Ford guy).
Server processors aren't faster than the comparable desktop counterparts, but they are much more stable/reliable and more efficient at computing, they also support ECC memory..
Like comparing the Xeon 1270 V2 to the i7-3770k, yes at stock clocks they're comparable (basically the same chip) but the fact that the i7 can overclock means it will destroy the Xeon overall, and will also consume way more power while doing so.
I compared the above since they can both be installed in an 1155 board.
Overall performance, the 920 will beat the 6174 (without overclock), here
they somewhat compare the 920 and 930 to 2-6174's.. Obviously 2 beat it, but for the price of a dual mobo and two chips, you might as well get a 3930k or the new 4770k.
An overclocked 3930k keeps up with the dual 6174 in threaded tasks and should destroy it in most other tasks.
The 6174 only runs 2.2ghz, it will bottleneck gaming since most games only utilize a few cores and it's frequency is much lower than most newer cpu's. In a "perfect world" if games and apps used all 12cores the 6174 would have more of an advantage.
Let me know if I got something wrong^^ I only ran into this stuff since I was looking at a Xeon in comparison to an i7-3770k as an upgrade a while back.Edited by MikeMike86 - 5/31/13 at 12:22am