The Xeon's are workstation and server processors. Used to be two physical CPU's on the same board with high speed direct pipes between them. As opposed to the i7, which seems to have dropped from 8 cores in one package, to four cores each timesharing two threads to pretend they are eight cores.
What's the deal now? Is a dual(?) Xeon P51 going to outperform an i7, given an OS like Win10 which can support multiple threads and processes, and rashly assuming that apps might also support multiple threads and cores? Or, that one of the CPU's will be at an advantage when I've got one core doing a malware scan, another running the background resident AV, a third one rendering in Photoslop... ?
And do Xeon's create compatibility issues these days? Or is Win10 smart enough to get away with "ignore the CPU behind the curtain" and letting the HAL make everything place nice?
Intel has a nice CPU comparison web page, I know, but I couldn't get it to run Xeon-vs-i7, just "same vs same" of either kind.
-- Harboring a retired T61P with Vista/U/32 and housebreaking a younger W530 foolishly upgraded from Win7/64 to Win10.
2: 4 cores 3.9Ghz i7 vs 4 cores 4.2Ghz Xeon. Really, its not a true xeon. A real xeon had ALOT of cores(12+) at a low clockspeed(~2GHz). Really, difference should be better but not by much.
For a full comparison, visit the PSREF for the P51 here:
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source= ... MStKK_Pu5g
If you want it you're going to bleed, but that is the price to pay
And you're a very rare mobo, very hard to get
You can see the blinky lights, but you won't get them for free.
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