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Xeon L5420 performance

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Is the performance of a L5420 comparable to first gen i7s?
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Is the performance of a L5420 comparable to first gen i7s?

Maybe if you OC it by a healthy margin and depending on benchmark/app. But these chips were held back by the FSB architecture which Intel moved away from with the first generation i-series and onwards.
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Clock per cloxk on a multithread application or game the xeon would be 10/25% better than a core i7 at 4ghz

If I were you I would go with a x5650/5660/5670/5670
Whether your mobo has support for it.since the x56xx can be oced up to 5ghz with proper cooling and a good mobo(which Can be your nearest limit given the quantity/quality of vrm)
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