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smoket22
2009-07-06T19:04:04Z

HI all

I have a bit of a problem.  I recently purchased the Intel i7 950 processor for my home machine which is primarily used

for gaming purposes.  Accidentally, I was sent the new Xeon X5570 process (which is considerably more expensive than the

processor I ordered).  The retailer has told me that I may keep the Xeon processor if I wish, however i'm not sure how suitable

it is for gaming.  I guess my question is simply, will the Xeon X5570 perform for gaming purposes as well as a standard i7 950?

Anyone got any ideas?


Thanks

Tom

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Marco C
2009-07-06T19:45:31Z

Wow, that's some deal you got there...

The answer is yes, the Xeon X5570 should work just fine--it's based on the same architecture. As long as your motherboard has the correct BIOS support, you should be good to go.

smoket22
2009-07-07T06:25:01Z

HI again,

Thanks for the fast response.  I guess what Im tryig to find out is which processor will give the best performance between the Xeon X5570 and I7 950.  Any ideas?  Maybe a link to benchmark results or something?

 

Thanks again!


Tom

Vedikur
2009-08-03T17:03:37Z

From the best information I can find, you're on a comperable processor. In terms of a benchmark, the closest I've found is here: http://ixbtlabs.com/articles3/cpu/intel-ci7-950-p2.html . The best I can gather, there's not much difference. Given the price difference and your circumstances, I'd stick with the Xeon.

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