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post #3631 of 7500
Don't all these Xeons have 2 x QPI links on them,and that's why they can be ran on dual socket motherboards? :/
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There exists Xeons intended for uniprocessor platforms. I considered getting one of those instead, but they were considerably more expensive.
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Originally Posted by Davyboy View Post

Don't all these Xeons have 2 x QPI links on them,and that's why they can be ran on dual socket motherboards? :/

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Originally Posted by chessmyantidrug View Post

There exists Xeons intended for uniprocessor platforms. I considered getting one of those instead, but they were considerably more expensive.

Thats why I suggested the W3520, one QPI link, and it is cheap.
It really is essentially the xeon version of the 920.

http://ark.intel.com/products/39718/Intel-Xeon-Processor-W3520-8M-Cache-2_66-GHz-4_80-GTs-Intel-QPI

And considerably more expensive is false... You just have to know what youre looking for, since this CPU is $12, and they normally go for under $20 on eBay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Xeon-W3520-Quad-Core-2-66GHz-8Mb-Cache-4-80-SLBEW-Processor-CPU-/361251420962?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item541c433b22
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Originally Posted by Davyboy View Post

Don't all these Xeons have 2 x QPI links on them,and that's why they can be ran on dual socket motherboards? :/

Quote:
Originally Posted by chessmyantidrug View Post

There exists Xeons intended for uniprocessor platforms. I considered getting one of those instead, but they were considerably more expensive.

Thats why I suggested the W3520, one QPI link, and it is cheap.
It really is essentially the xeon version of the 920.

http://ark.intel.com/products/39718/Intel-Xeon-Processor-W3520-8M-Cache-2_66-GHz-4_80-GTs-Intel-QPI

And considerably more expensive is false... You just have to know what youre looking for, since this CPU is $12, and they normally go for under $20 on eBay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Xeon-W3520-Quad-Core-2-66GHz-8Mb-Cache-4-80-SLBEW-Processor-CPU-/361251420962?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item541c433b22
That seems counter productive, the entire point and value of these upgrades is to get cheap 32nm hex cores in our systems. Replacing a 920 with essentially another 920 with ECC that your motherboard doesnt support seems to get you no performance gains. At that point might as well get a cheap 920 for $15
post #3635 of 7500
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That seems counter productive, the entire point and value of these upgrades is to get cheap 32nm hex cores in our systems. Replacing a 920 with essentially another 920 with ECC that your motherboard doesnt support seems to get you no performance gains. At that point might as well get a cheap 920 for $15

920s dont go for $15, trust me.. ahah they go for $50 on ebay which is stupid.

and yeah if you already have an x58 system it wouldnt make any sense to buy one, but if you picked up an X58 board cheaply, like I did, and dont have an i7, buying the cheap Xeon would be the best way to update the BIOS.
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That seems counter productive, the entire point and value of these upgrades is to get cheap 32nm hex cores in our systems. Replacing a 920 with essentially another 920 with ECC that your motherboard doesnt support seems to get you no performance gains. At that point might as well get a cheap 920 for $15

920s dont go for $15, trust me.. ahah they go for $50 on ebay which is stupid.

and yeah if you already have an x58 system it wouldnt make any sense to buy one, but if you picked up an X58 board cheaply, like I did, and dont have an i7, buying the cheap Xeon would be the best way to update the BIOS.
Time to sell my backup 920 then smile.gif. I didn't see the update bios part, in that case you're right, definitely get cheapest one as you're just using it for 15min anyways.
post #3637 of 7500
I wasn't looking for 45nm Xeons. I didn't see the point. I looked into 32nm Xeons intended for uniprocessor systems and those are more expensive than the 95W TDP processors featured throughout this thread.
post #3638 of 7500
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I wasn't looking for 45nm Xeons. I didn't see the point. I looked into 32nm Xeons intended for uniprocessor systems and those are more expensive than the 95W TDP processors featured throughout this thread.

True that, the other hex core xeons not in the X56** line are really expensive. But, with certain motherboards the W36** has an unlocked multi.. So you could overclock it like the extreme edition i7s.
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True that, the other hex core xeons not in the X56** line are really expensive. But, with certain motherboards the W36** has an unlocked multi.. So you could overclock it like the extreme edition i7s.
I guess that could justify the price if you had one of those motherboards. I was unaware of this when shopping for a Xeon.
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I guess that could justify the price if you had one of those motherboards. I was unaware of this when shopping for a Xeon.

Anyways heres a thread that they are talking about the unlocked xeon and what boards work for it.

It would be pretty pointless unless you really like overclocking, or have the board to do this with like you said.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1499987/intel-xeon-w3680-sold/0_30
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