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News Intel claims new Xeon is 'revolutionary'

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 1 Apr 2009.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    Specs are high, benchmarks are high, but the prices are high too, no?
     
  3. UrbanMarine

    UrbanMarine Government Prostitute

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    Xeon W5580- £1,472.58
     
  4. leexgx

    leexgx CPC hang out zone (i Fix pcs i do )

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    thats before the motherboard or the compete setup has to be replaced
     
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    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Gotta ask my girlfriend's brother if he can get his hands on those CPUs cheaper, seeing that Capgemini will buy some and him working there + "knowing people"...
     
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    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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    If you have lots of servers/workstations then the cost of keeping them running (power, air-con and people) is actually far bigger than the hardware itself. Viewed that way, the price of the W5580 isn't outrageous because it can complete tasks quicker (thereby going into a powersaving mode quicker than a slower CPU).
     
  7. Sir Digby

    Sir Digby The Supprising Adventures

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    Base model is £130 pounds? - if that's a Nehalem based chip that could be a very good deal even if it is only dual core, review in the future?
     
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    Would be a very good deal as soon as there are any mainboards available for less than £150 but that won't happen too soon.
     
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    The lower tier models are missing features like hyper-threading, turbo mode and such depending on which one you pick.

    Aha: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xeon#5500-series_.22Gainestown.22
     
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    Why is 8mb? why not 16? 8 i think this is not seriously for a TOP-model of processors
     
  11. perplekks45

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    You want to pay even more for hardly any real-world performance benefit? :eyebrow:
     
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