View Full Version : How much do current Intel Dual Core Xeon Processors sell for separately?

Aug 12, 2006, 11:26 PM
My brother said he found it for around $300.....

He might be totally wrong....

I did some searching myself, but I have no idea what I'm looking at when I see the prices and stuff.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819117072 ?

Aug 12, 2006, 11:41 PM
Strange. The woodcrests were on Newegg.com just a few days ago. They seem to be MIA now.

The model numbers for the new Dual Core Xeons is 51xx.

The 5160 or 3Ghz is about $950
The 5150 or 2.66Ghz is about $800
The 5140 or 2.33Ghz is about $550
The 5130 or 2.0Ghz is about $400
The 5120 or 1.86Ghz is about $325
The 5110 or 1.66Ghz is about $275

So yes they do go under $300.

Aug 12, 2006, 11:44 PM
hence the moral of the story here is your better buying from apple

Aug 12, 2006, 11:45 PM
Yes, buy the 2.66Ghz Machine sell the chips and upgrade to 3.0Ghz for a meager $300 as opposed to $800.

Aug 12, 2006, 11:45 PM
Hmmm....This says $158.


But the model is 5030.

Obviously I have no idea waht I'm looking at.

I just need assurance. Thanks :-)

Aug 12, 2006, 11:45 PM
I priced up a standard-spec "Mac Pro" using the cheapest components I could find, and it came to NZ$132 less than the actual system (and lacked a case and software). The Xeon 5150 CPUs alone were about $1600 each.

Aug 12, 2006, 11:48 PM
Hmmm....This says $158.


But the model is 5030. Confusing stuff.

That is the last generation of the Xeon. The Netburst generation, also know as a Presler capable of MP.

Anonymous Freak
Aug 13, 2006, 02:03 AM
Yes, the Xeons that are in the Mac Pro are the '5100 sequence', to use Intel's terminology. 50xx and 70xx processors are based on the older NetBurst architecture. Although I do wonder if they would work in the Mac Pro? The chipset supports them, after all. Which means if you put in two dual-core 5080s, you'd have four physical 3.73 GHz processors that each have hyperthreading turned on, making the OS think you had eight processors... Of course, that would require 100W more watts of power than the 3.0 GHz 5160 that is optional on the Mac Pro... (130W each as opposed to the 3.0's 80W, and the stock 2.66 GHz 65W.)

P.S. It's the 7100 series that is 'multi-processor' capable, the 5000 series is only dual processor. (That means only two sockets per motherboard, where 'multi-processor' means more than two sockets per motherboard. Dual-core processors only count as one socket.)