Originally Posted by RoundRobbin
Two tiers from the top?!!! We're talking dualed right? Aren't you also renting out your Xeon reject for an extra $100 a month to the electric company?? (had to go there)
i'll take your word for it ,
the i7 series seems to have changed the laws of nature.
I'm not sure I get what you're saying.
Talking same money a top tier i7 will cost you less than a couple tiers down the xeon lines, that's the two tiers comment.
The electric company part I plain don't get, sorry you went all the way there, wherever that was, for nothing.
With the reject comment I have to assume you think that i7s are batches that didn't make it to xeon and got demoted. If that's what you think, you are just about as mistaken as you were in thinking ECC ram makes any difference to software stability. If anything the hand picked batches are the i7 ex.
When CPUs have different amounts of L1 cache they simply don't come from the same batch btw, so even ignoring the current process (which has an overabundance of CPUs testing top tiers having to be branded below) xeons would be rejects of xeons and i7s of i7s.
If it was something else, apologies, I must be particularly dense today because I'm not getting that part either then
As for the rest, sentry made a decent enough point that I don't feel I need to re-iterate it, other than that I'd say it stands up even WITHOUT overclocking anything.
You started from a fairly silly base arguing for xeons and ECC making any difference to stability whatsoever, though I have no doubt you meant well and actually believe it to be true, but I'm not sure what you're getting at now. You were wrong though, and still are, and it's got nothing to do with the laws of nature being subverted