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Old 08-09-2010, 09:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Xeon Processor Vs i7 Processor

I am still trying to figure some last parts I want for my new computer.

I came across these processors today

Intel Xeon X5680 Westmere 3.33GHz 12MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Server Processor BX80614X5680

Or any Xeon Six core for that matter.

I'm not too familiar with these processors.

Can anyone give me some comparitive information on this processor and the i7-980X Extreme...

Thank you,


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The Xeon is usually made from a better grade of Silicon. This usually means that all the cpu's are more likely to be identical to each other. Because of this closer tolerance the cpu's are able to work in a dual configuration. The Xeon's are usually good overclockers but your paying a big premium if your not building a dual cpu system. The 980X is basically a Xeon without dual cpu support, and the 980X does have an unlocked Multiplier, which should prove more useful in a Desktop PC.
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