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Old 03-22-07, 08:45 PM   #25
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Default Re: Xeon 3060 vs. Core 2 Duo E6600

I'm new to Intel (again) sorta, but I wonder if Intel is taking a note from AMD, as far as A64/Opteron. In the case of AMD, the Opteron 'server' cpu's, though identical in all other aspects to their A64 counterparts, did in fact seem to have the advantage of higher oc's with low voltage.

I tell ya what, buying computer stuff these days is very daunting! And I'm not even talking about future happenings such as price cuts, DDR3, or anything like that. Just buying for TODAY with all the choices out there makes for quite a task in researching stuff.

To the OP, buy the server class chip for sure, and I'm only basing this on my AMD experience, but that is what I would do if I were you.
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Old 03-22-07, 09:00 PM   #26
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I'm new to Intel (again) sorta, but I wonder if Intel is taking a note from AMD, as far as A64/Opteron. In the case of AMD, the Opteron 'server' cpu's, though identical in all other aspects to their A64 counterparts, did in fact seem to have the advantage of higher oc's with low voltage.

I tell ya what, buying computer stuff these days is very daunting! And I'm not even talking about future happenings such as price cuts, DDR3, or anything like that. Just buying for TODAY with all the choices out there makes for quite a task in researching stuff.

To the OP, buy the server class chip for sure, and I'm only basing this on my AMD experience, but that is what I would do if I were you.
In the case of AMD the Opterons were definitely better. If both the Xeon and the E6xxx were at the same price I would probably take the Xeon myself even it it's just to convince myself that it is binned better. But the truth is that after seeing many many overclocks posted around different forums, I have yet to see a clear advantage of either of the two chips over the other.
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Old 03-22-07, 09:07 PM   #27
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Default Re: Xeon 3060 vs. Core 2 Duo E6600

Good to know man. Maybe Intel learned even more than we think, and got their Marketing folks into the mix :-)

Really, that is exactly what I would do!
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I have been hearing the Xeon quad cores do overclock better then the desktop counterparts.
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