Check out this powerful processor - single quad's only!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Roman23, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. Roman23 macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2010

    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.
  2. thepawn macrumors 6502


    May 27, 2009
    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?
  3. Umbongo macrumors 601


    Sep 14, 2006
    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.
  4. Cindori macrumors 68040


    Jan 17, 2008
    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.
  5. Roman23 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2010
    still think..

    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.

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