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Hey guys,

I'm looking at the Xeon e3-1230v3 and the 1231v3 and I know the 1231v3 is a Haswell refresh, but after comparing the specs on Intel's website I noticed something that I don't quite understand. Halfway down the "essentials" list I see DMI and DMI2, but they both have the same number after them. What is DMI/DMI2 and will it affect any other components in my machine?

http://ark.intel.com/products/75054/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E3-1230-v3-8M-Cache-3_30-GHz
http://ark.intel.com/products/80910/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E3-1231-v3-8M-Cache-3_40-GHz
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  1. idk what that means, but if it was serious it would say something so it should be fine.
  2. Its a link between the northbridge and southbridge on a computer motherboard.(about How fast it is)
  3. Rally0078 said:
    Its a link between the northbridge and southbridge on a computer motherboard.(about How fast it is)


    So would that effect his decision on a motherboard?
  4. The motherboard I chose was the ASUS H97 Plus but I can swap it to a new one since I haven't built my PC yet. I'm still learning about PC's and the really technical stuff just goes over my head right now. Here's my current chosen mobo, and I got the Xeon e3-1230v3 CPU http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/H97PLUS/
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    Anonymous said:
    Hey guys,

    I'm looking at the Xeon e3-1230v3 and the 1231v3 and I know the 1231v3 is a Haswell refresh, but after comparing the specs on Intel's website I noticed something that I don't quite understand. Halfway down the "essentials" list I see DMI and DMI2, but they both have the same number after them. What is DMI/DMI2 and will it affect any other components in my machine?

    http://ark.intel.com/products/75054/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E3-1230-v3-8M-Cache-3_30-GHz
    http://ark.intel.com/products/80910/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E3-1231-v3-8M-Cache-3_40-GHz


    Hi,

    DMI is the interface that connects Intel's chipset components together. In older platforms DMI was used to connect the North Bridge to the South Bridge. Starting with the Core i7-800 microprocessor (LGA 1156) series the North Bridge has been completely integrated into the CPU package and thus the DMI interface is exposed from the CPU itself. All newer microprocessors starting with the Core i7-2000 series microprocessors (Sandybridge) use a revised interface known as DMI2 or DMI 2.0.

    DMI is not something that is noteworthy when comparing microprocessors, so don't worry about it.

    EDIT: Intel appears to have a typo in their product description. It should read DMI2 for both products
  6. Anonymous said:
    Hey guys,

    I'm looking at the Xeon e3-1230v3 and the 1231v3 and I know the 1231v3 is a Haswell refresh, but after comparing the specs on Intel's website I noticed something that I don't quite understand. Halfway down the "essentials" list I see DMI and DMI2, but they both have the same number after them. What is DMI/DMI2 and will it affect any other components in my machine?

    http://ark.intel.com/products/75054/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E3-1230-v3-8M-Cache-3_30-GHz
    http://ark.intel.com/products/80910/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E3-1231-v3-8M-Cache-3_40-GHz


    What is the price difference between the two where you live? I would get the 1231v3 only if it is $10 or less difference in price. They are nearly identical.
  7. Zircoben said:
    Anonymous said:
    Hey guys,

    I'm looking at the Xeon e3-1230v3 and the 1231v3 and I know the 1231v3 is a Haswell refresh, but after comparing the specs on Intel's website I noticed something that I don't quite understand. Halfway down the "essentials" list I see DMI and DMI2, but they both have the same number after them. What is DMI/DMI2 and will it affect any other components in my machine?

    http://ark.intel.com/products/75054/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E3-1230-v3-8M-Cache-3_30-GHz
    http://ark.intel.com/products/80910/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E3-1231-v3-8M-Cache-3_40-GHz


    What is the price difference between the two where you live? I would get the 1231v3 only if it is $10 or less difference in price. They are nearly identical.


    They are pretty close in price, but they Xeon e3-1231v3 had a shipping delay of 2-5 days and the 1230v3 was next day sent out of warehouse, so I went with that one, and I was pretty happy when it arrived the next day at my door. The 1230v3 was a little cheaper too, only around $15 but I didn't want to wait over a week extra just for a CPU with a .1MHz speed increase.
  8. Pinhedd said:
    Anonymous said:
    Hey guys,

    I'm looking at the Xeon e3-1230v3 and the 1231v3 and I know the 1231v3 is a Haswell refresh, but after comparing the specs on Intel's website I noticed something that I don't quite understand. Halfway down the "essentials" list I see DMI and DMI2, but they both have the same number after them. What is DMI/DMI2 and will it affect any other components in my machine?

    http://ark.intel.com/products/75054/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E3-1230-v3-8M-Cache-3_30-GHz
    http://ark.intel.com/products/80910/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E3-1231-v3-8M-Cache-3_40-GHz


    Hi,

    DMI is the interface that connects Intel's chipset components together. In older platforms DMI was used to connect the North Bridge to the South Bridge. Starting with the Core i7-800 microprocessor (LGA 1156) series the North Bridge has been completely integrated into the CPU package and thus the DMI interface is exposed from the CPU itself. All newer microprocessors starting with the Core i7-2000 series microprocessors (Sandybridge) use a revised interface known as DMI2 or DMI 2.0.

    DMI is not something that is noteworthy when comparing microprocessors, so don't worry about it.

    EDIT: Intel appears to have a typo in their product description. It should read DMI2 for both products


    Thank you!
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