Summary: I replaced a LGA1366 motherboard, running an Intel 970 cpu with another board after some problems. When the motherboard in my second computer failed I decided to find a cheap LGA1366 cpu to put in it and use it again. The original 970 was $600 but I purchased this Xeon chip for $140.
Summary: OK it's a CPU. Nothing fancy. Came with everything needed in package. Using this in an HP ML370G6 I needed to upgrade to more cores / more processing power. I'm using with Citrix XenServer 6.2 & recently upgraded. Works!
Summary: Just really cool to see 24 threads in task mgr/other benchmarking tools.
Pros: Insanely Fast, running 2 of these in parallel for a total of 12 cores/24 with HT and 32GB of RAM. Still runs somewhat cool in our server room that has terrible cooling. We are using it for a remote app server with approx 50 users. A bit of overkill from the start but we plan on using it to virtua...
Cons: Price obviously. I wouldn't buy it with my personal money but for a company that has tech dollars to spend this is definitely a future proof investment
Summary: Running VMWare ESXi with 2 of these in parallel, started 3 Windows Server virtual machines at the same time, used about 5% of total processing power (with fast SSDs, so there was not a bottleneck issue).
Pros: Great processor, very fast and has 6 cores. Is capable of running 2 in parallel, which means a total of 12 cores. Supports a very large amount of memory, as well, which is probably important if you are going with something this powerful. Does a great job, though 2 are probably overkill for most s...