Q6600 or Xeon X3220?
Which is the better CPU, I have heard that Xeons are usually higher binned parts.
Quote:Pricewise; Q6600 @ $559.99 ZZF, x3220 @ $600.47 CompHQ.
From Intel's spec sheets the only difference I see is that the Xeon isn't PECI enabled.
Are the Xeon 3220s actually a higher binned version of the Q6600s, or is that only a rumor?
Xeons should have a better environmental tolerance, as far as I think.
But for $40 price difference, it is up to the OP. :wink:
If you want to overclock seriously, then arguably the Xeon may be the better choice.
Remember back in the days of Socket 939, and there was a whole bunch of hubbub about whether the more expensive Opterons or the cheaper Athlon64s were better for overclocking? Well, pretty much the same deal here.
There's nothing bad about choosing a Xeon, can't go wrong with one o' them. But, do you really need the extra supposed reliability? They're higher binned chips, sure, but the regular C2Q chips are just as good for desktops, because servers just need more reliable parts.
There isn't a real reason to go with a Xeon, unless you want that fancy sticker on your case, and the knowledge that you took a chip destined for a server and slapped it into your desktop PC.
Sorry for digging this up but i'm wondering which is better(On 3.0Ghz Overclock max)
Intel Xeon X3220 Kentsfield 2.4GHz
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz
The XEON X3220 Says in the specs that it supports SSE4 or is it SSSE3(What's that?)
This is follow up to the last Post< A Repeat of my post on another Thread
You guys stop whining about a badly binned Q6600 B3 stepping and get this if you can only get a B3 and have no other choiseQuote:Intel Xeon X3220 Kentsfield 2.4GHz
It's much cheaper, cooler and better binned than the Q6600 and weather or not a G0 stepping it's overclock will get to 3.2Ghz-3.4Ghz without a hitch(about as good as a Basic G0) and if it is a G0(Better binned), it's overclock will get to 3.4Ghz without much of a(if at all) Voltage bump and it's Maximum Overclock should be 100-200Mhz more than the lower binned Q6600.