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    asdex
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    Default What type of CPU?

    Hi, can someone tell me if the CPU below is a dual or quad core?

    Intel® Xeon® Processor X5670
    (12M Cache, 2.93 GHz, 6.40 GT/s Intel® QPI)

    What would be the best way to upgrade?
    Thanks

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    Default Re: What type of CPU?

    FTW

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    Default Re: What type of CPU?

    Thanks, I looked at these specs but didn't know there was a CPU with more cores than a quad core. I guess this is a hexacore.

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    Default Re: What type of CPU?

    The Xeons go up to about 15 cores.

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    Default Re: What type of CPU?

    Thanks,

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    Default Re: What type of CPU?

    As for the best way to upgrade, probably just don't. You could add RAM maybe but that's about it. You'd have to tell us what you use it for and what it is doing that needs to work better before we could give you an accurate answer. That's a socket 1366 CPU which is the same generation as the first i7's and was worth more than $2k by itself when it was available. You are unlikely to find anything compatible for sale new in NZ and if you could it would cost a fortune and be unlikely to be any better. Basically to upgrade you'd have to start again with a new motherboard/CPU/RAM.

    Intel has 2 ranges of products generally, the mainstream consumer grade models currently based on socket 1150 and available up to 4cores/8 threads and the more professional grade models based on socket 2011 which can support Haswell-e i7's and Xeon's. The 1366 socket of your CPU is the older version of socket 2011.

    Professional grade Xeons go up to 14 cores now with 18 core models announced http://ark.intel.com/products/family...v3-Family#@All. There are also i7 CPU's which are available in 4, 6 and 8 cores that fit into the same Socket 2011 boards as current Xeons and fall somewhere in between them and normal consumer grade socket 1150 i3, i5, i7s. (there is some overlap in performance).
    Ryzen 2700X, 16Gb DDR4RAM, 512GB M.2 NVME SSD, MSI GTX1070

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