Summary: After comparing the E5 series, this processor seemed to be the best price performer. With the ability to boost to 3.1GHz it's faster then you would think. I love the hyperthreading and the virtualization.
Summary: Using two of these in a multipurpose workstation to do all kinds of very processor intensive tasks. The system is will be doing high-def video editing, audio production, 3d modeling and flow/stress simulations. I just got it up and running and haven't started working on any intense projects yet so I can't comment on what it is really capable of.
Summary: I had been using higher end Core CPUs for home lab VMWare white boxes, but glad I finally took the plunge and went with Xeons this time around.
Pros: I picked up 2 of these to build a VMWare server for my home lab. These are a little on the pricey side but will give me plenty of headroom for running lots of VMs.
Cons: Make sure your motherboard has the latest BIOS to support these new CPUs!! I ordered a Supermicro motherboard and it would not POST. After speaking with Supermicro support, they advised me that I had an older BIOS and would need to either send my board in to be flashed or find a Sandy Bridge Xeon. Thankfully, once I got it flashed it worked fine.
Pros: Fast CPU with six-cores. Have two of them installed in a Asus Z9PE-D8 and I love it. Great for 3D modeling. It does help cut render time by a little over 50%. I also use it for gaming and it works great.
Cons: Wish it had a higher clock speed for this price but not a big issue to take of an egg or two.
Summary: Denne CPUen skal jeg ha to av i min kommende build sammen med en Intel 520 SSD nvidia GTX680 SLI og 32 Gb RAM. Tester jeg har sett overgår det meste HK er ASUS P9 D8 WS Sender ut testresultater på nettet når builden er oppe å går. Forventer 80 000 poeng på 3DMARK 06 MINST!!!!
Pros: Høy båndbredde, 6 Core med HT, Vaskeekte parrallellkjøring med 2 CPUer