Pros: Have two installed in a moderately busy web server and very pleased with performance. Running a stack of VMs. Boot swarms are no longer a problem.
Cons: Intel needs to be a bit more forthcoming about their advertising here. A 3.9 turbo assumes you've only activated one core in the bios. With all cores active, turbo is only 3.3.
Other Thoughts: Not a huge concern but a note for any Intel process engineers that happen to be reading this.. both chips had cardboard fibers inside the final plastic packaging tray, and under the pins.
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Cons: Price (obviously)
Other Thoughts: I put 2 of these in my server. Seeing 32 cores is pretty amazing.
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Pros: low TDP
Cons: Cost: the Xeon 2687W (150w TDP) is 1-5% faster, depending on your benchmark and prices at ~$1,800 rather than ~2,000
Other Thoughts: I bought 2 for quantum calculations and am not disappointed.
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“Have two installed in a moderately busy web server and very pleased with performance. Running a stack of VMs. Boot swarms ...”— 3/1/2013
“low TDP— scorchedterra 8/16/2012
can handle quad channel ram”