What's the nMP's motherboard Chipest?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Rockman413, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. Rockman413 macrumors newbie

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    HI since nMP is using a Xeon LGA 2011 CPU, can I assume the trashcan's motherboard chipset is X79? or something similar to X79?
     
  2. AidenShaw macrumors P6

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    My Dell T3610 hex core (same E5-1650 v2 CPU as the hex MP6,1) uses a C602 chipset.

    This is nearly identical to the X79 - in fact Intel combines the C600 series and X79 on the same datasheet.

    http://www.intel.com/content/dam/ww.../datasheets/c600-series-chipset-datasheet.pdf
    http://ark.intel.com/products/series/98463/Intel-C600-Series-Chipsets

    The C602 and X79 have the same major device ID - in fact CPU-z identifies my C602 as an X79.
     
  3. Rockman413 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    meaning, performance wise it's quite close to or even better than X79?
     
  4. AidenShaw macrumors P6

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    Performance is probably almost identical.

    http://ark.intel.com/compare/64015,66243

    The C602 supports some things like vPro and RSTE, and different PCIe configs. The guts are probably the same - quite possibly the chip is the same with different feature sets enabled.
     

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