Conroe Xeon's, Best Value

I Plan on overclocking one of the following processors, but on newegg, i discovered that Xeon has a 1.86Ghz Conroe with 4MB Cache for 200$, so would that be worth it over a E6300? Or are Xeons just good for file sering?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819117102

Both are LGA-775
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  1. The Xeon's are Woodcrest's not Conroe's and they are the 771 Socket.
    This though should help you with your decision:
    http://www.gamepc.com/labs/view_content.asp?id=5160vs6800&page=1&cookie%5Ftest=1
  2. No, this one specifies that it is a Conroe, and it has 4MB cache, like the Conroes, it is a Conroe, and socket 775. Did you even go here? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819117102
  3. Well I stand corrected.
  4. Great find, OP.

    I think we have a winner here. Screw you, E6300, Xeon 3040, here I come. Twice the cache for $20 more, you can't go wrong here.

    http://processorfinder.intel.com/details.aspx?sSpec=SL9TW
    http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1108460
    http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.aspx?catid=28&threadid=1942186&enterthread=y
    http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.aspx?catid=28&threadid=1943380&enterthread=y

    OP: you need to rename the topic of the thread to something more dazzling... like "Xeon 3040 is the new Opteron 165"
  5. Any actual benches or reviews yet?
  6. You can also find the Xeon 3060 on Newegg. On paper it's identical to the E6600. It's $13 more, but has passed the quality control for Intel to deem it reliable enough to use in a server. Might be a good bet for overclockers who want better quality, or for those "always on" machines.

    But yes, this is all very comparable to the S939 Optys that upset Athlon X2s several months back.
  7. Don't think so, but it should be big news. This stuff only hit the forums on Thursday.

    Apparently, the Xe3060 works on the P5WDH, so it's not a server-only chip. That's VERY good news for the overclocking crowd.
    http://img180.imageshack.us/my.php?image=everestzx3.png
    http://img180.imageshack.us/my.php?image=loadvd7.png
  8. Hmmm, this peaks my interest. Is there an equivalent of the x6800?
    If i could run it as hard as I do my Extreme....
  9. I doubt it, why would Intel release an Overclockers' Dream Chip for servers :-D
  10. You never know with those crafty bastards at Intel. I'm surprised that Wusy or Jack haven't reported this yet.
    To the OP... thanks for the find. I'm sorry I gave you wrong information, but this find is definetly worthy of going up on the blog... :trophy:
  11. Can i have a cookie for finding a great deal :D. But, will this work with a Mobo that supports core 2 duo, thanks!
  12. Looks like any old 975X board will support the Xeons. Not sure about the 965P yet.

    Note: The P5W DH is the only board proven to support the Xeon 3x series
  13. Umm, I emailed Intel, and im waiting for a response.
  14. Quote:
    Hmmm, this peaks my interest. Is there an equivalent of the x6800?
    If i could run it as hard as I do my Extreme....


    Sorry DaSickNinja, no X6800 equivalent. The only Conroe Xeons to be released are the 3040, 3050, 3060, and 3070; equivalent to the E6300, E6400, E6600, and E6700, respectively. No doubt any one of these could be OC'ed to X6800 performance though.
  15. I'm terribly tempted to fork over money for a Xe3040 and a P5B Deluxe to see if they work... instead of waiting for the E4300 and RD600.
  16. Ok, i accept paypal at xxcartmanxx@gmail.com . No pressure....NOT GIMME MONEYZ jk. This chip will put E6400's out of business lol.
  17. I'm forking over the money to get one right now....
  18. Haha, whats your motherboard chipset Ninja? Dont sell these out, i want one too.
  19. Whaat? You already have a X6800... *whine*
  20. evilr00t your system needs an upgrade according to your sig haha.
  21. I got other more powerful rigs, but I do use the sig rig a bit. Uh, for web browsing (It's actually not terrible, if I turn off JavaScript / Java / Flash / Animated GIFs)
  22. Intel will also release Kentsfield Xeons in early 2007. Interestingly enough, both this and the Conroe Xeons do not support dual CPUs (two socketed processors, not dual core, quad core, etc.) unlike previous Xeons.

    It seems to be a marketing strategy of Intel to release the original processor, then release the Xeon flavor in a couple of months to create more demand.

    Admit it Intel, they're repackaged Core 2's, we won't hold it against you :P .
  23. Quote:
    Haha, whats your motherboard chipset Ninja? Dont sell these out, i want one too.

    I've got ASUS P5B Deluxe with the P965. Don't worry I'll leave some for you...maybe...
  24. They also enabled the other 2mb of cache :D
  25. Quote:
    Haha, whats your motherboard chipset Ninja? Dont sell these out, i want one too.

    I've got ASUS P5B Deluxe with the P965. Don't worry I'll leave some for you...maybe... Its P965 like my mobo, tell me how it works out, thanks!
  26. This might kick 4x4's ass...
    EDIT:
    I just purchased it!!!I got the Xeon 3060 2.4GHz.
  27. Quote:
    They also enabled the other 2mb of cache

    No... they're giving us real Conroe cores.

    Allendale is a different core than Conroe, it actually has 2MB of cache on the die (not 4MB with half disabled). That's why Allendale can hit higher clocks.
  28. Wait, what are you going to do with your extra proc?
    I'm up for your X6800 :-D
  29. Ooh, big discussion, put it in for overnight shipping!
  30. Quote:
    Wait, what are you going to do with your extra proc?
    I'm up for your X6800 :-D

    Not an extra processor cause I got this with it:

    ASUS P5B Deluxe/WiFi-AP Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965
    XFX GeForce 7950 GX2
    CORSAIR XMS2 2GB DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
    WD Raptor 150GB 10,000RPM SATA x2
    Seagate Barracuda 320GB 7200RPM SATA x2
    VIGOR GAMING Monsoon II CLT-M2I TEC Peliter
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic 7.1
    OCZ GameXStream 700W PSU Active PFC SLI
    Thermaltake Tsunami ATX Case
    SAMSUNG Black 18X DVD+R x2

    Boy this is going to kick ass. It's just about identical with my X6800 system..
  31. Ninja....Where do you live? Im going to rob you...
  32. Quote:
    This might kick 4x4's ass...
    EDIT:
    I just purchased it!!!I got the Xeon 3060 2.4GHz.


    Congrats :trophy: . But you've just obligated yourself to post benchies, even if that means purchasing hundreds of dollars worth of games and applications to run that CPU through its paces :twisted: .
  33. Quote:
    Intel will also release Kentsfield Xeons in early 2007. Interestingly enough, both this and the Conroe Xeons do not support dual CPUs (two socketed processors, not dual core, quad core, etc.) unlike previous Xeons.

    It seems to be a marketing strategy of Intel to release the original processor, then release the Xeon flavor in a couple of months to create more demand.

    Admit it Intel, they're repackaged Core 2's, we won't hold it against you :P .


    Only the 3000 series (Entry Level) do not support dual sockets. The 5000 and 7000 series do.

    For more info:
    http://www.intel.com/products/processor/xeon/index.htm#5000
  34. Not a problem... I get the feeling that it'll be pretty much just below thatof my X6800.


    I pwn you all...
  35. Quote:
    Ninja....Where do you live? Im going to rob you...


    Realize he took out a second mortgage... :lol:
  36. Wait, why not the 3040? That's the one everyone's excited about... the E6300, except with double the cache...

    DaSick: Unlike you, I'm a cheap bastard :-D
  37. Cause this one is the equivalent of the E6600. The monstrous E6600. The iPWN 30Gb of Processors.
  38. Quote:

    Only the 3000 series (Entry Level) do not support dual sockets. The 5000 and 7000 series do.

    For more info:
    http://www.intel.com/products/processor/xeon/index.htm#5000


    Realize those aren't Conroe based, they're Woodcrest, and use Socket 771, not LGA 775. Those are the big time server CPUs, not for us desktop types.
  39. Hmm, you know who to call if you ever need that 7950GX2 rid of, when DX-10 comes out. ;)
  40. Quote:
    Wait, why not the 3040? That's the one everyone's excited about... the E6300, except with double the cache...

    DaSick: Unlike you, I'm a cheap bastard :-D


    We know, the rig in your sig speaks for itself :wink: .
  41. Quote:

    Only the 3000 series (Entry Level) do not support dual sockets. The 5000 and 7000 series do.

    For more info:
    http://www.intel.com/products/processor/xeon/index.htm#5000


    Realize those aren't Conroe based, they're Woodcrest, and use Socket 771, not LGA 775. Those are the big time server CPUs, not for us desktop types. No, theyre Conroe, and LGA-775/T.
  42. Nope they are the 771 version. Look at the technical documents. Not for us.
  43. I was just responding that there are dual socket ones available.

    The 3000 series looks to be just hand-picked conroes. Interestingly though, if you go with the 3000 or 3010 mobo chipset (expensive), they are enabling Hyper-Threading.
  44. Quote:

    Only the 3000 series (Entry Level) do not support dual sockets. The 5000 and 7000 series do.

    For more info:
    http://www.intel.com/products/processor/xeon/index.htm#5000


    Realize those aren't Conroe based, they're Woodcrest, and use Socket 771, not LGA 775. Those are the big time server CPUs, not for us desktop types. No, theyre Conroe, and LGA-775/T.

    Click the link for "product brief" on 5000 or 7000 series. Scroll down to the data table. It clearly states LGA 771 on the right column.

    Okay exit2dos. I was just commenting that the 3000 series specifically is repackaged Core 2. I understand higher end ones support dualing.
  45. The 3000 series is 775. Right?
  46. Quote:
    The 3000 series is 775. Right?


    Yes. DaSickNinja is going to have to let us know if it works on a 965 chipset however.
  47. Quote:
    Hmm, you know who to call if you ever need that 7950GX2 rid of, when DX-10 comes out. ;)

    have you seen the proposed specs for th g80 series ?96 and 128 pixel pipelines....talk about making a guy stupid with drool and anticipation 8O :P It also makes people go on welfare lol.
  48. He'll be the first too... kudos to DaSick for forking over the money first; if it works, I'll bite the bullet too. Kinda need an upgrade anyway.

    EDIT: Grammar... screw putting rigs here, I'm putting them on my website.
  49. Quote:
    The 3000 series is 775. Right?


    Yes, but the 5000/5100 and 7000/7100 series are NOT.
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