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    Xeon Upgrade

    So I was wondering about upgrading my PC to a xeon processor. I could do the upgrade to a quad core running at 3.3 GHz for about £250 - €300 - $400. Do you guys think it's worth it?
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    What cpu do you have right now? Do you game or render, is this for a server?

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    I have a bulldozer hex core, and yes I game, render, compile and mixdown and not in the short term but probably in the long run,
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    So xeons are for servers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by segerydrth View Post
    So xeons are for servers?
    Not necessarily. High end desktop macs use xeon CPUs as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by ΣΠΤΣR SHΦΚΔRΦ View Post


    Not necessarily. High end desktop macs use xeon CPUs as well
    Oh i never knew thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ΣΠΤΣR SHΦΚΔRΦ View Post


    Not necessarily. High end desktop macs use xeon CPUs as well
    But that still needs a different type of system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevenom View Post


    But that still needs a different type of system.
    I know, I'll need a new motherboard.


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    depends if your motherboard supports xeon
    The price was including a new motherboard that should. Is there anything else apart from having the right socket?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ΣΠΤΣR SHΦΚΔRΦ View Post
    The price was including a new motherboard that should. Is there anything else apart from having the right socket?
    You need a server motherboard, server ram, server power supply, you still wanna buy xeons now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevenom View Post


    You need a server motherboard, server ram, server power supply, you still wanna buy xeons now?
    could you tell me a bit more as you seam to know about xeons? are they only for use in servers? Can they be used in normal desktops?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ΣΠΤΣR SHΦΚΔRΦ View Post


    could you tell me a bit more as you seam to know about xeons? are they only for use in servers? Can they be used in normal desktops?
    No they aren't only used for servers, they could be used as workstations but I'd suggest you to use socket 2011 instead.
    Xeons use different type of components than what most people have.

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    Yeah, if you're going to run a server, Xeons were somewhat designed for server use, but also able to run for normal desktop use.

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    IDK if I'd get a XEON for normal PC usage, even rendering/compiling unless you have some strange requirements for dual physical cores and an absurd amount of ram.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave84311 View Post
    IDK if I'd get a XEON for normal PC usage, even rendering/compiling unless you have some strange requirements for dual physical cores and an absurd amount of ram.
    Well I maybe looking at running servers in the future but I'm hope to start in games development and I want a CPU that isn't gonna be afraid of physics engines. The alternative is that I overclock the shit outta my FX-6100
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