Not all Intel Core i5 and i7 processors support Intel vPro Technology. The document http://communities.intel.com/docs/DOC-5583 was created to help you find the right processor. This document will also tell you if the processor has integrated graphics that supports the KVM remote control feature.
If you pick an Intel vPro Technology branded system from your OEM, then add an Intel vPro processor, you will end up with an Intel vPro Technology capable system. If you order online, please verify that your processor and network adapter are both Intel vPro capable. Some OEMs have Intel vPro Technology SKUs that allow you to build a system online with an Intel Core i3 processor (that's not Intel vPro Technology capable), or alternate network adapters (pick the Intel adapter).
The Intel Core i5-660 processor will work. Our latest 2nd generation Intel Core i5-2500 is now available on motherboards with the Intel Q67 chipset. The 2nd generation processor was just released so it will make your investment last longer!
Was wondering if any of the new Xeon E3's support vPro/KVM?
I don't know exaclty,but pairing the C206 Entry Level Server chipset which is the only one supporting Intel AMT 7.0, with a Xeon E3-1260L (HD Graphics 2000) or Xeon E3-1245,E3-1235 and Xeon E3-1225 (HD P3000 Graphics) you could get vPro support.
I will have an update to the list of compatible processors posted soon. Here is a preview of the list:
KVM Remote Control Supported?
Intel® Xeon® Processor
Was first planning to get a Core i3 2100T for its lower power usage.
Until I found out elsewhere on this forum that the i3 doesn't support vPRO...
My next bet was to get a Xeon E3-1260L, but now it turns out that's not going to work either...
Any chance of a power efficient vPRO processor in the future?
And could you perhaps ask your collegues at the CPU and mainboard departements to add the vPRO support information to their information pages as well?
They look a bit misleading to me.
e.g. the website of the Q67 boards -which people would buy especially because of its vPRO support- suggests the Core i3 is a good "fully compatible" match:
And the E3-1260L CPU spec page indicates it supports every feature imaginable ("Yes" everywhere): http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=52275
Also the Q67 chipset supports Intel AMT 7.0, according to http://www.intel.com/products/desktop/motherboards/db-DQ67SW/DQ67SW-overview.htm
I don't know if it's possible to pair a Xeon E3-1245 with the DQ67SW board. I guess it will need a new BIOS.
OK, I'll give your feedback about identifying compatible Intel vPro boards and processors to marketing.
If you need Intel vPro Technology on the Intel DQ67SW board, here are your choices:
Intel Core i5-2500 (Max TDP 95W), i5-2400S (65W), i5-2400 (95W), and i7-2600 (95W). The Intel Xeon E3-1260L and 1220L have much lower power requirements...but alas they are not available on that board.