If you compare these 2 processors.. benchmarks are practically identical.. I know the Xeon is a server processor meant for heavier loads, but the price difference for almost equivalent performance is $100 dollars! I have a friend constantly throwing benchmark results at me and it is hard to argue when the Xeon seems to equal or best the 3770
when i try and research this people tend to say go with the 3770.. but nobody ever says why.
If this really is a diamond in the rough.. Why don't more people seem to own this?
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You'd need to buy a more expensive Xeon 1155 board to run the E3.
I say the Xeon would perform around the same or even better. When comparing the 2 processors it would seem that the would perform the same given they both run on the same architecture and have the same amount of L2 and L3 cache. I would think that the i7 would perform a bit better because of the extra .1GHz on both the normal clock and the turbo.
I can't. I have the same question myself. The only downside I really see it the lack over-clocking. As I already have a discrete video card. I wonder if Tom's has a benchmark of Xeon vs i5 vs i7 with regards to gaming.