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Pros and cons of using xeon as desktop processor yunie_ Mar 18th, 10, 09:52 PM #1

As title. Am thinking if it can be used and if its worth the money getting the server processor as desktop processor.


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lennardseah Mar 18th, 10, 09:55 PM #2
no cons except the costs. xeons are just rebranded desktop processors really.

some setups require fb/registered/ecc ram modules.
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yunie_ Mar 18th, 10, 11:06 PM #3
So wad is the price premium really for? So is a 600plus xeon processor as fast as an i7? And does xeon uses less power?
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ClementChong Mar 18th, 10, 11:19 PM #4
Those Uni Processor Xeons (3XXX) are sold at the exact same price by Intel as the equivalent desktop counterparts.

W3530 same price as i7 930
W3565 same price as i7 960
W3580 same price as i7 975
W3680 same price as i7 980X
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yunie_ Mar 18th, 10, 11:51 PM #5
How about the x3XXX series?
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9VARZ Mar 19th, 10, 12:22 AM #6
Xeon can take non-ECC also. It's just that the ECC controller onboard will only serve as deadweight.
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cyberzen Mar 19th, 10, 09:30 AM #7
Only Xeons can be used in Dual CPU Socket Motherboards
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Jerrold Mar 19th, 10, 11:14 AM #8
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Only Xeons can be used in Dual CPU Socket Motherboards
Some of us here are using Xeons on our normal single socket boards.
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pchmj Mar 19th, 10, 11:27 AM #9
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Only Xeons can be used in Dual CPU Socket Motherboards
Is this true nowadays? Many years back the most budget celeron can be used in a dual CPU m/b (Abit BP-6). Now technology is moving backwards?
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lennardseah Mar 19th, 10, 11:52 AM #10
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Only Xeons can be used in Dual CPU Socket Motherboards
what nonsense
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yantronic Mar 19th, 10, 12:00 PM #11
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what nonsense
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DreamerX Mar 21st, 10, 12:15 PM #12
by the way TS, wat make u think xeon processor worth you take into consideration for desktop usage? since you normally pay premium $$ for the same performance, if u just use it like a desktop processor.
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maniamcool Mar 21st, 10, 12:26 PM #13
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cyberzen Mar 21st, 10, 02:28 PM #14
You can use Core I7 CPU in Dual Socket Motherboards?
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