But we can say for sure that Xeon X3450 and especially X3440 are more interesting for overclockers than Core i7 860 (they are cheaper, they are easier to overclock, they will demonstrate similar results at the same frequencies) or i5 750 (faster at the same frequency). It's a curious phenomenon, considering that Xeons are designed for servers and workstations. However, as we have already found out, official positioning does not necessarily coincide with useful applications - they may be much wider than the former. So we shouldn't ignore single-socket Xeons, when we choose a home computer - they may be very beneficial.
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4th December 2009 13:21
Registered: May 2004
Erinnert mich an die guten alten S939-Opterons
(ach ja, mein 144er war ein traum... )
he who dies with the most toys, wins
4th December 2009 17:07
T U R B O
Registered: Nov 2003
die single-socket server CPUs (xeon 775, opteron 939, opteron 940) warn ja immer schon recht genial... hab selbst auch einen xeon (775) und bin sehr zufrieden mit dem OC potential -> wird sich bei diesen neuen dingern sehr ähnlcih verhalten, denk cih