Solved Xeon Quad X3220 (2.40Ghz) or Intel Core 2 Quad 8200 (2.33Ghz)4 gaming Tags: CPUs Gaming Xeon Core Last response: August 26, 2009 12:25 PM in CPUs Share ehcastro3 August 26, 2009 12:24:47 AM Hi guys... I just wanna ask if what card is better for a gaming PC, the Xeon or the Core 2...I just wanna use the PC for gaming and i have no plans of making my PC into a server (anytime soon at least...) People said Xeon is quite an overkill, but I want your guys' inputs. Thanks. More about : xeon quad x3220 40ghz intel core quad 8200 33ghz gaming Best solution r_manic a b à CPUs August 26, 2009 3:38:37 AM It is, and not everything is designed to properly run on it. The Core 2 is more mainstream and thus enjoys better compatibility with applications, including games. ehcastro3 August 26, 2009 9:44:15 AM k ty Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer 1haplo a b à CPUs August 26, 2009 12:25:18 PM The X3220 is the same as the Q6600(1066FSB) is 65NM and has 8Meg Cache. The Q8200(1333FSB) is 45NM with 4Meg Cache. I have the X3350 It is the same as the Q9450. Look at the benchmarks between the Q6600 and the Q8200. Then you will know what one is better. Just because it is a Xeon does not make it a better overclocker or faster then the Q2Q equivalent. 1Haplo Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumDifference between Quad Core Intel ® Xeon ® and Intel ® Core ™ 2 Quad proc ForumDual Core Xeon 3070, 2 .66 GHz Vs Quad Core X3220 , 2 .40 GHz ForumOverclocking: Dual- vs. Quad-Core CPUs ForumXeon x3220 supported motherboards ForumUpgrading my cpu ( Intel (R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz Model 15, Stepping ForumCore2 Duo E8400 or Xeon E3110 or Core2Quad Q 8200 /Q8300 or Pentium E5200 ForumQ6600 or Xeon X3220 ? ForumBargain quad core ForumNeed advice on motherboard choce for my X3220 ForumAn overclocking problem with the Intel Core 2 Quad Q 8200 processor ForumIntel Xeon 2 .3 Quad core in a gaming machine - Good idea or bad idea?? ForumIntel Core 2 Quad Q9650 SLB8V 2 .83 12M 1333 Quad Core ( Xeon X3370 SLB8X) ForumDoes the core2quad q 8200 2 ,33ghz still cut it ForumCould my intel core 2 quad 8200 bottleneck my nvidia geforce 9800 gt 512mb in sl ForumIntel Q 8200 quad core or Amd Phenom 2 550 black ForumPSU Help ForumPhenom 955 v. core i7 ForumBetter CPU for arcade-style gaming cabinet? ForumAMD Bulldozer Core Patents & Diagram: 4-way Core, CMT and AMD's Turbo? ForumDuo P8800 vs Quad Q9000 More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !