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Old 04-07-2006, 04:18 PM   #1
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Default Intel Xeon to P4 comparason

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Xeon processor
2.8
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819117052
3.0
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116198


Anyways.. My question being this:
I have a 3.0ghz P4. Now, if I upgraded to an Xeon thats 2.8, would I see performance difference? I mean, like.. I know its a server processor. So, (not gaming), would I see performance difference? Because one is a home CPU, and the other is server. Although with the server processor, you would think that it should be able to multitask better. I've heard both sides with the Xeon. Thats why im here.

And, second quesion being:
Sense my P4 is 3.0ghz, and the second Xeon is 3.0, how much of a performance boost would I see. I mean, im pretty sure everything would be much better. But, again, I heard that Xeon only do well with high amounts of stress and data running though it.

I have no idea whats true and whats not. Will someone just kinda explain please.
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Old 04-07-2006, 08:22 PM   #2
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Default Re: Intel Xeon to P4 comparason

iv always thought that 2, if the Xeon processors would perform better then the P4s, and wot it would be like gamin with a Xeon CPU
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Old 04-08-2006, 01:42 AM   #3
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iv always thought that 2, if the Xeon processors would perform better then the P4s, and wot it would be like gamin with a Xeon CPU
Well, because of something in them, they supposibly suck at gaming. But, even moderate gaming id be happy with. But thats the thing with me. I move around my games. I mean, even with my P4, I have like Guild Wars playing. Im posting here.Listening to music. On aim and msn.

So, id like to have one of these
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Old 04-16-2006, 09:34 PM   #4
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Xeon is a server processor and thats what they are amazing at.....af far as hard core gaming the amd fx-60 would be the bomb
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Default Re: Intel Xeon to P4 comparason

Well yeah.. But Fx-60 would also cost me my leg.
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Default Re: Intel Xeon to P4 comparason

hey, stop dissing the fx-60 by calling it diabetes
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Old 04-16-2006, 11:21 PM   #7
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Lol, you make so much sense..
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i wouldnt spend the extra money for a Xeon, just not worth it IMO. Xeons are only good in multi-cpu systems. There will be very little gain, if not any. Some times it will perform worse than a Pentium 4. Just not worth it.
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It really depends. If you're gaming, then a Xeon is going to perform much worse. However, if you got a game application running, then the Pentium 4 will win hands down. Remember, a Xeon is designed to be in a server, not a desktop.
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Like the above said, each processor is made for a specific environment. Its like trying to reach 99 MPH on a bike. It isnt going to happen. The Xeon is made for workstation like environments, and can handle more abuse then a average computer could withstand, I know personally. I have a few workstations from the 1990s, with Xeons, and they still work fine to this day. I even left one on for a few years as a file server. It excels at what it does, and is meant to do.
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Xeon = roflmao @ graphics processing... I know from experience. unless its streaming media, dont waste your time. on Windows Server 2003 when you are trying to shutdown, when it does the fade out before you click ok or whatnot to reboot/shutdown etc.. it laggs. would definatly not suggest that for gaming
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Default Re: Intel Xeon to P4 comparason

I mean, sure I game, but really, I dont do much, or anything intense. Just that Im pretty hardcore when it comes to multitasking. Im always doing a million things.
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then you are betteroff with a dual core.
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Damn, I wanted Xeon, because it sounds so cool, hahaha
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hahah, i like opteron though. It sounds soo cool.
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Old 04-19-2006, 12:08 AM   #16
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Default Re: Intel Xeon to P4 comparason

So does Xeon


I mean how does it not sound cool, "Xeon". Makes me wanna buy like four. So I can just kinda be like yeah, I have an Xeon computer, what now?!

Hahaha yeah!
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If I was you Arrizx, I would buy the Xeon because if you aren't so focussed on gaming as much as multitasking, then get the Xeon by all means. I think in multitaskign you should notice a slight difference then your current CPU. Plus, look at it this way, you'll never have to shut down your PC.
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Default Re: Intel Xeon to P4 comparason

Lol, good point. Another thing though, will a 2.8ghz Xeon kick my 3.0ghz P4's ass? Or how does the frequency viariation differ from P4 to Xeon?
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Lol, good point. Another thing though, will a 2.8ghz Xeon kick my 3.0ghz P4's ass? Or how does the frequency viariation differ from P4 to Xeon?
For server use, Yes. For desktop use, No
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For example. I can xfer an iso from my AMD 64 puter to my Xeon Server at around 150MB/s across my network. The AMD is sitting at about 98% Processor usage, while the Xeon is sitting at like 4%. however when i shutdown the server, just the fade out that windows does, laggs the hell outta the system, and bumps processor use up to like 60%

iso is about 600MB
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Default Re: Intel Xeon to P4 comparason

Say that im using a P4, at around 80% CPU usage with HT enabled. On a 3.0ghz P4 CPU. Say im running guild wars. What would that be on a Xeon (2.8gz, and 3.0ghz)


Another quesion, would I notice a difference of 200mhz in a Xeon?
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