Powering the highest performing single-processor workstations, the Intel Xeon processor 3600 series, with intelligent performance features delivers the scalable performance necessary for advanced 3D designs, enabling digital content creation, engineering, and financial users to create new ideas faster than ever before.
The last of 1366
This review is from: Intel Xeon W3670 Westmere-EP 3.2GHz 12MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Server Processor BX80613W3670
Pros: Seems to overclock pretty well in a consumer motherboard. My now ancient Gigabyte X58A-UD3R rev.1 (BIOS F8b) picked this right up from the i7-970 I had before.
Cons: It's unfortunate that 6 core processors on socket 1366 never really became affordable before the socket was EOL. I would say price as a Con, but this is a Xeon, not an i7.
Other Thoughts: I must disclose that I "inherited" this processor from a dead server, and did not pay for it from my personal funds. That said, if you have a solid socket 1366 system you are happy with, and you were considering any 6 core (12 HT) chip, be it a xeon or Gulftown i7 as a "final upgrade" I would recommend it.
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