- Jul 5, 2013
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It is not. IIRC, none of the 45nm Gainestown Xeons were unlocked, "officially". You'd be better served by a 32nm Westmere-EP based Xeon such as an X5672 if you want to stay with a quad core. They run cooler and OC better. An X5660, X5670 or X5675 are in a similar price range and off a much better value. All of the Westmere-EP series Xeon's are dual CPU compatible.Any know for sure if W5580 is unlocked? It can be ran in dual CPU setup, which would be interesting if it was indeed unlocked and potentially overclocked with Throttlest.
A full list of Xeon's are included in the following list;