View Full Version : Check out this powerful processor - single quad's only!

Jun 29, 2010, 05:42 PM

And yes, its LGA1366 same as all the others... it seems to be the most powerful of the bloomfield processors.. The good thing about the singles unlike the duals is steve allows us to use non-xeon processors in the mac pro.. I just went from a w3520 to the w3580 - the max 3.33 which apple sells for 1200.00(ouch) if u go from 2.93 or 2.66.. I only paid 600 for mine..

However, this processor seems tempting though.. and with non ecc memory, it should work with no problems.. same stepping D0.

Jun 29, 2010, 07:03 PM
You'd be doing some serious work to get the cooling for a 4.4Ghz overclocked CPU in your MacPro case.

Best leave that one to a hackintosh.

Can we even bump core voltage on the Nehalem boxes?

Jun 29, 2010, 07:06 PM
As with the other processor you enquired about, it is being sold as being able to be overclocked to that speed. There are no Core i7 processors that offer more performance than any Xeon 3500. The main difference is you can usually find them cheaper due to a larger quantity in the hands of those who resell.

Jun 29, 2010, 07:06 PM
the 930 i7 is at 2.8GHz, I'm pretty sure this auction assumes you set BIOS settings to overclock the CPU, something you can not do on a Mac.

please stop spamming threads.

Jun 29, 2010, 07:14 PM
I would have saved money if I bought standard core i7-980 or 970 and locally pick up non-ecc DDR3 memory though I'd be locked in at 1066 as apple locks all the 2009's at 1066..

I really don't need xeon though.