Xeon 1155 Sandy Bridge in Z68 Motherboard?

Discussion in 'Intel Processors' started by aphexcoil, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. aphexcoil

    aphexcoil Limp Gawd

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    Would it be possible to put a Xeon chip into a 1155 motherboard (Gigabyte, ASUS, etc.) designed for a consumer Sandy Bridge chip?

    For example, the Intel Xeon E3-1230?

    Thanks.
     
  2. tlc4tvm

    tlc4tvm Limp Gawd

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    Yes I'm pretty sure people have been doing that already.

    Note sure why you would want to do that with the prices of the 2500K's.
     
  3. aphexcoil

    aphexcoil Limp Gawd

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    It's $50 cheaper than the i2600k for the same number of threads with a lower TDP because it doesn't have an on-board graphics chip. Perfect for a server where video is not required while still maintaining i2600k performance at a lower TDP.
     
  4. paperwastage

    paperwastage [H]ard|Gawd

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    you can't OC the xeon though.... no onboard graphics means you still need a video card (P67 or Z68) mobo, which you can OC on

    unless somehow you can run this only on H67 headless entirely, which i doubt
     
  5. DejaWiz

    DejaWiz Oracle of Unfortunate Truths

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    reviving an old thread to find out if anyone knows anything new regarding E3 Xeon's in a non-server mb.
     
  6. Neb

    Neb 2[H]4U

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    What news could there be?
     
  7. mrbigshot

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    ASUS P8B-X supports them, the board costs more so the processor savings is offset. the only advantage the xeon has is the extra instruction sets that disabled on the 2600k. obviously there is no overclocking without an es version of the chip. the operating frequency is also slower on the xeon vs the 2600k. the xeon is a 3.2 (3.6) chip versus the 3.4 (3.8) 2600k
     
  8. DejaWiz

    DejaWiz Oracle of Unfortunate Truths

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    I was wanting to know if mb manufacturers have/will support Xeon in consumer level chipset mb's. If so, which ones if anybody was aware.
     
  9. IntelEnthusiast

    IntelEnthusiast Intel Enthusiast Team

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    The Asus P8B is using our C206 chipset which is a entry level server board. I know that IntelĀ® will not be support any server based processors on our desktop board offically. I don't know if any of the other motherboard manufacturers will be adding support but I would think they wouldn't.
     
  10. DejaWiz

    DejaWiz Oracle of Unfortunate Truths

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    Thanks, Christian! Much appreciated.
     
  11. iconiK

    iconiK Gawd

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    Xeon works in desktop boards, but you only get the additional features in server/workstation boards.
     
  12. PGHammer

    PGHammer 2[H]4U

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    Also, except for hyperniche uses, there's no real advantage in any way/shape/form to go with an E3-12xx (any of them), vs. an equivalent i7 or even i5 (I'm talking non-k versions of i5 and i7), let alone the k-variants.
     
  13. German Muscle

    German Muscle [H]ardness Supreme

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    I built a E3-1235 in a MSI Z68 board. Only features i didnt get from the server chip was ECC and AMT. Runs great. Best thing is it was cheaper.
     
  14. mrbigshot

    mrbigshot Gawd

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    its cheaper because the clock speed is slower.
     
  15. iconiK

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    200 MHz is not something you'll notice, and for $50 cheaper, maybe more, you can't complain ;)
     
  16. German Muscle

    German Muscle [H]ardness Supreme

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    Still fast enough to rip a blu-ray from disk in drive to encoded to any format and watching in 26 minutes.
     
  17. BrooksyX

    BrooksyX [H]ard|Gawd

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    Seems like a sweet way to go if you dont need the onboard graphics or plan on overclocking.
     
  18. iconiK

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    You can get onboard graphics too, in the E3-1235.

    FEWER MONIES! :D
     
  19. mplogic

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    Well except that you can use the xeon's ECC memory controller. I'm looking at this to replace my old core 2 duo download box, which pretty much gets used for everything since it's always on.

    I know Supermicro makes some boards that support ECC, since the controller is on the chip though, shouldn't it work in any board that will recognize the xeon?

    (rez'd an old one there didn't I)