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I5 3570k vs Xenon E3 1230 v2

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April 7, 2013 8:31:34 AM

I know this question has been asked before but i have a different use for it instead of gaming. I'm building a hackintosh and would like to know which of these CPU's would be better for xCode/Eclipse programming.. If i get the i5 i can overclock the hell out of it but if i get the Xeon I get hyper-threading..

Here is my motherboard if this matters: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also if i were to get the E3 I would need a recommendation on the CHEAPEST gpu money can buy. Thanks :) 

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April 7, 2013 8:51:16 AM

Despite that xeon being an 1155 socket (I was looking at it not too long ago too), I don't believe it's compatible with any chipset outside of c200 or similar server boards.

Your motherboard lists support for "Intel® Socket 1155 for 3rd/2nd Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors "

While these are just general use statements, I think xeon must be on a motherboard with a server orientated chipset (c200 or similar)

EDIT: I can't seem to pull up a CPU support list for your motherboard, but a very similar motherboard does support the Xeon processor (P8Z77-V LX), so yours may as well. However, that motherboard lists this note for xeon processors:

"*Since Xeon CPU is not desktop CPU model, some feature may not able to work on this combination. For detail, refer to support.asus.com"

I'm not sure what features may not work, so even if the Xeon is compatible with your motherboard, it'd probably be best to go for the i5

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April 7, 2013 9:04:49 AM

bl00dyMurd3r said:
Despite that xeon being an 1155 socket (I was looking at it not too long ago too), I don't believe it's compatible with any chipset outside of c200 or similar server boards.

Your motherboard lists support for "Intel® Socket 1155 for 3rd/2nd Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors "

While these are just general use statements, I think xeon must be on a motherboard with a server orientated chipset (c200 or similar)

EDIT: I can't seem to pull up a CPU support list for your motherboard, but a very similar motherboard does support the Xeon processor (P8Z77-V LX), so yours may as well. However, that motherboard lists this note for xeon processors:

"*Since Xeon CPU is not desktop CPU model, some feature may not able to work on this combination. For detail, refer to support.asus.com"

I'm not sure what features may not work, so even if the Xeon is compatible with your motherboard, it'd probably be best to go for the i5


In that case I don't think I will run the risk, thanks man
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April 7, 2013 9:10:39 AM

Anonymous said:
bl00dyMurd3r said:
Despite that xeon being an 1155 socket (I was looking at it not too long ago too), I don't believe it's compatible with any chipset outside of c200 or similar server boards.

Your motherboard lists support for "Intel® Socket 1155 for 3rd/2nd Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors "

While these are just general use statements, I think xeon must be on a motherboard with a server orientated chipset (c200 or similar)

EDIT: I can't seem to pull up a CPU support list for your motherboard, but a very similar motherboard does support the Xeon processor (P8Z77-V LX), so yours may as well. However, that motherboard lists this note for xeon processors:

"*Since Xeon CPU is not desktop CPU model, some feature may not able to work on this combination. For detail, refer to support.asus.com"

I'm not sure what features may not work, so even if the Xeon is compatible with your motherboard, it'd probably be best to go for the i5


In that case I don't think I will run the risk, thanks man


Sorry I didn't get back quick but per this:

http://support.asus.com/cpusupport/detail.aspx?SLanguag...(3.3G,L3:8M,4C,4C,HT,69W)&pcb=ALL&sincebios=0504&memo=*Since%20Xeon%20CPU%20is%20not%20desktop%20CPU%20model,%20some%20feature%20may%20not%20able%20to%20work%20on%20this%20combination.%20For%20detail,%20refer%20to%20support.asus.com

Your motherboard DOES support that Xeon for sure, as long as you are on a recent enough bios.

So with the xeon you're out integrated graphics (Which is no big deal if you have a graphics card) and whatever else that may not be supported.

While the xeon does seem like a steal for the price, hyperthreading is kind of gimmicky, despite how tempting it is. You would be better off with the i5 for the overclocking potential as the 4 extra threads are not utilized by very much software
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April 8, 2013 11:03:43 PM

I'd go with the i5. Simple as that.
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