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Here ya go smile.gif

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http://www.liquidnitrogenoverclocking.com/zeus_glacier.shtml

Or, a more economical version, the Dual Xeon X5680 @ 4.0 GHz x 12 cores

http://www.liquidnitrogenoverclocking.com/zeus_tornado.shtml

These computers are a complete waste of money even for the most hardcore gamers... Xeons should only be used by people who actually need that much CPU power for their graphic designing and video editing which is how they make money.

Intel also agrees. Which is why they are marketed for servers.
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These computers are a complete waste of money even for the most hardcore gamers... Xeons should only be used by people who actually need that much CPU power for their graphic designing and video editing which is how they make money.

Intel also agrees. Which is why they are marketed for servers.

I also agree smile.gif

But it is a totally cool set of systems.
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The Xeon W series is a higher binned version of their i7 desktop counterparts. The 55XX, and 56XX series Xeons are dual QPI link Xeons, and run anywhere from below 2 GHz, up to 3.4. Basically, they're the server chips that you would need for a dual CPU system. Unless you're doing something such as folding, video/audio work, or something else that takes up the power of dual CPUs, you don't need it.

As for the i7 980x comparison, that would be what the W3680 is, just usually better binning (lower voltages) on the Xeon chip smile.gif hope that somewhat helps.
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A Xeon and non-Xeon of the same architecture are no different from each other, outside of ECC support and the extra QPI bus (when applicable) being disabled on the desktop chips. Sometimes Xeons OC better, some times they don't.

My W3540 is, clock for clock, completely identical to any other D0 Nehalem in performance. It's also the worst OCing D0 Nehalem chip I've ever owned (out of six), but that's pure luck of the draw like any other. Same goes for the other Xeons I've used (X3350 and a few others).
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These computers are a complete waste of money even for the most hardcore gamers... Xeons should only be used by people who actually need that much CPU power for their graphic designing and video editing which is how they make money.

Intel also agrees. Which is why they are marketed for servers.

Overkill for gaming, sure, but there are people who do other things while gaming, and plenty of amateurs/hobbyists that can make use of such power.
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But you are only as fast as your weakest link... so if the boards are 100% equal, or the proccess by which they are made is infailable (which its not) the rating would be different....
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