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kevin11951
September 20th, 2009, 06:49 AM
Wow, just... wow.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103691

(note: the price tag)

oboedad55
September 20th, 2009, 07:31 AM
Wow, just... wow.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103691

(note: the price tag)

What a bargain!

MikeTheC
September 20th, 2009, 07:33 AM
I'll take two!

schauerlich
September 20th, 2009, 07:35 AM
But it has six cores! That's two more than four!

kevCast
September 20th, 2009, 07:37 AM
That's a server CPU. I thought they were all pricey(?)

MaxIBoy
September 20th, 2009, 07:49 AM
Maybe Newegg screwed up in their markup. Maybe benchmarks will show that the price is worth it. But probably, yes, they've gone nuts.

doorknob60
September 20th, 2009, 08:06 AM
Come on, it's a server CPU, don't think Intel doesn't have expensive Server CPUs, because they do too. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117176

Also AMD is cheaper for CPUs designed for normal people, like these new bad boys http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010340343%201050749422&name=Athlon%20II%20X4 That's right, $99 for a pretty good Quad Core :)

PurposeOfReason
September 20th, 2009, 08:57 AM
Someone doesn't know much about servers.

Exodist
September 20th, 2009, 09:00 AM
Come on, it's a server CPU, don't think Intel doesn't have expensive Server CPUs, because they do too. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117176

Also AMD is cheaper for CPUs designed for normal people, like these new bad boys http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010340343%201050749422&name=Athlon%20II%20X4 That's right, $99 for a pretty good Quad Core :)

Exactly..

TuckLive
September 20th, 2009, 09:11 AM
LOL look at the review left for the cpu the op linked to. So I'm confused, what is the difference between a desktop cpu and a server cpu? That's a big difference going from $200 to $2,200.

3rdalbum
September 20th, 2009, 09:49 AM
LOL look at the review left for the cpu the op linked to. So I'm confused, what is the difference between a desktop cpu and a server cpu? That's a big difference going from $200 to $2,200.

Low power consumption, high throughput, virtualisation extensions, more efficient threading, designed to run at high loads for years, and fast communication between cores and other processors; that's my guess.