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Quad Core Q6600 or Xeon X3220

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by lemonadesoda, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. lemonadesoda

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    Both are 2.40 Ghz, with 1066FSB and 8MB cache.

    Both are the same price $266.

    Which one is the better buy? Are they pin compatible?

    What's the difference? Pipeline structures? Cache scheduling? Or just the "register" that allows 2 Xeon CPU's to cooperate on a 2 or 4 socket MB?
     
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    Q6600 more chipset options including sli and xfire chipsets. Xeon's don't have that, just the registers you were talking about.

    EDIT: Q6600 uses standard unbuffered ddr2. Xeon's use FB-Dimms (buffered)
     
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    where did you find that price....ty
     
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    Besides for the fact that the Xeon 3000 series are socket 775 and not 771. So they use desktop chipsets which don't support FB-DIMMs.
     
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    Same price you say? Strange that Xeon Euro prices are still as high as they were before the price cut.
    We got:
    X3220 @ 480€
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    Q6600 @ 236€
    Yup.
    It's the same Conroe die as on desktop CPUs. There's no multisocket support either.
    LGA775 Xeons are workstation CPUs just like S939/AM2 Opterons on AMD's side.
     
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    why is the q6600 selling for 300+ dollars at the egg?
     
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