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Hey guys, i have finally decided to take the plunge and join the dual processor group. Since ive never done any research on intel Xeon processors, i absolutely have no idea regarding their performance etc. Here is what i have been suggested by a friend

Motherboard: EVGA SR-2
Processor: Intel Xeon Hc E5645 Processor
Ram: 24 GIG G.Skill


The processor part is the only confusing one right now. What i want to know is how this processor fairs against the other ones in the Xeon Lineup. Since i have no clue, i would appreciate if some1 can enlighten me in comparison with the core i7 series. like is this processor the i7 920 of xeon family, like the lowest end model or it comes in between the high end and the low end ones. Any help would be appreciated and also suggestions to a better processor. dont ask me what this rig is gonna be used for because to be honest...nothing extra ordinary that would require me to have 2 processors..i just like building rigs...fast rigs. Thanks and please ignore my noobness
post #2 of 18
Its a 6 core CPU like the 980x/970/990x except it is clocked at 2.4GHz and is a 80W CPU unlike the consumer 6 cores which are 130W CPU's.

It also has a maximum memory speed of 1333MHz, unlike the consumer lever CPU's which I know the 980x has a 1066MHz maximum memory speed rating.

It has no exact i7 to compare to because its slightly differn't to all of them. Because its a server CPU, hence the lower wattage and higher memory speeds.(lower wattage=less heat.)

Thanks, Sir Overkill.
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welcome to the club dude (Y)
     
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thank you overkill for the explanation. performance wise....how does it fair against the lets say 980x. would it be faster, slower or round about same performance. secondly, would i be better off using the xeon or the 980x?
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you would not be able to use 2 980x as it does not have dual QPI which the xeons have, this enables them to talk to each other as well as their own personal north bridge. its probably a bit slower.
     
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post #6 of 18
though you can have a 980x in it, but you will only be able to have 1 processor, thus wasting the SR2's potential. it might be worth scaling up to the X5650 as its probably the best bang for buck in an sr-2
     
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I wish I had money like this to blow..
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thank you overkill for the explanation. performance wise....how does it fair against the lets say 980x. would it be faster, slower or round about same performance. secondly, would i be better off using the xeon or the 980x?
It would be slower then the 970/980X/990X because of the slower clock speed,
What your really after is a X5680/X5690 these are the 980X/990X in Xeon form.

You could always Overclock it but starting at 2.4GHz won't help and I doubt it would Overclock as well as the X5680/X5690 chips.

Thanks, Sir Overkill.
Edited by Sir Overkill - 3/22/11 at 3:24am
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post #9 of 18
Doesnt anyone on this forum read anymore? He says he wants to use 2x Xeon 5645's and people are telling him he can't use the 980x....

The 990x will probably be faster out of the box but when the Xeons are overclocked nothing will come near them.
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post #10 of 18
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hmmm...thanks...the x5650's and higher versions do stretch out the budget i have in mind for this build (i know im spending like crazy already but then again its good to have limits). so i guess the e5645 it would be. just wanted to get an idea what kind of a processor it is....meaning good or really low end sorts etc. thanks again guys
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