is a Xeon X3360 a drop in replacement for QX9650 for 1/2 the price?

Does anyone know if the Xeon X3360 will drop in and work instead of the QX9650, the same way the Xeon E3110 is a drop-in replacement of the E8400?

The 3360 is rated 2.83Ghz, where the QX9650 is 3.0, but I can't imagine the 0.17 GHz making that big of a performance difference.

X3360:

http://compare.intel.com/pcc/showchart.aspx?mmID=555555&familyID=5&culture=en-US
http://www.lagoom.com/INTEL_CPU_XEON_QUAD_CORE_X3360/EU80569KJ073N/partinfo-id-580392.html
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  1. Its not exactly "replacing" the Xtreme chip. You are paying the extra money not for the speed, but for the POTENTIAL speed on the X chips. (unlocked multi). It is actually the counterpart to the Q9550.
  2. ocguy31 said:
    Its not exactly "replacing" the Xtreme chip. You are paying the extra money not for the speed, but for the POTENTIAL speed on the X chips. (unlocked multi). It is actually the counterpart to the Q9550.


    Yea thats what they are now. Used to be both unlocked multi and a nice big helping of 2MB L3 cache. My old Pentium 4 EE 3.4GHz Northwood has 2MB L3 cache and let me tell you it makes a huge difference. Even from a 3.2GHz Pentium 4.

    But yea this is just a Q9550. So you can get it now and say you had one first technically.
  3. And server chips are believed to be higher quality to handle running 24/7/365
  4. I think they've found that the server versions are identical in overclocking potential with the core 2 arch. Made a big dif. with opterons though.
  5. So far the prices for 45nm processors (as of March 21 2008):

    QX9650 with unlocked multiplier has an average price of $1125 US/CDN
    Q9550 with locked multipler has an average price of $620 US/CDN
    X3360 with locked multipler has an average price of $605 US/CDN
    Q9450 $385 US/CDN
    X3350 $395 US/CDN
    Q9300 $320
    X3340 $335
    E8400 $230
    E3110 $245

    The price for Socket T Xeon and Socket T Core 2 seem to be close to par. (Socket T = LGA775)

    I used Google to compare prices from the leading US and Canadian Internet Retailers. I did not compare prices from retail chain stores.

    The prices stated above are +/- 15% of the prices researched. I gave an estimated average. I didn't search for maximum/minimum price differences.

    Google...It's a power tool!
  6. USE the GOOGLE
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