I never understood why. Is it just because they're for servers?
Originally Posted by trn
W series Xeons are very close or equal to their i7 counterparts. All the Dual QPI series are more expensive than an equal i7 (E,L,X)
*Edit; And I think that Intel price gouges on the dual QPI Xeon's because they are targeted for companies buying for servers with big budgets and not desktop users. All 1366 i7's have dual QPI's and Intel goes out of their way to disable it on the i7's and W xeons btw.
Originally Posted by gurusan
Because people will pay it.
Intel Xeons are not the same as AMD opterons. They are not better binned or better clockers. They are merely restamped as Xeons.