E7-8880L in 2013 Mac Pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by dannys1, Jul 15, 2015.

  1. dannys1 Suspended

    dannys1

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    So I can't see anything online about this and I know OWC doesn't carry this chip as an upgrade yet (maybe because they can't get stock?) but anyone know if the new Intel XEON E7-8880L would work in the 2013 Mac Pro? I've had a customer contact me about it, so yeah, i'm personally not bothered about performance, its silly amount of cores etc, I literally just want to know could you actually swap this thing out and the machine would work?

    Here are its specs
    http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Xeon/Intel-Xeon E7-8880L v3.html

    Its Socket 2011 / LGA2011 just like the original chip, its the same size and it actually draws 15w LESS power, so heat/power shouldn't be an issue. So is the logic board equipped to see it?? (is OS X equipped to see it?? I know there wont be any apps that make use of 18 cores, but i'm sure these guys just want bragging rights, or are writing their own software maybe)
     
  2. kennyman macrumors regular

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    Hello,

    Sorry, the E7-8880L v3 requires LGA 2011-v3. ILM keying and the circuitry prevents it from being compatible with LGA 2011 (2013 Mac Pro)
     
  3. dannys1 thread starter Suspended

    dannys1

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    Perfect, thanks Kennyman!
     

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