2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 21, 2009 9:05 AM by fungo9

    W3503 @ 130W TDP vs Pentium D 920 @ 95W


      I currently have a Non-ECC Dual Channel DDR2 computer with a single Pentium D 920 @ 95W TDP.

      I would like to upgrade to an ECC Tri Channel DDR3 computer with a single W3503 Xeon @ 130W TDP computer.


      Unfortunately, I am concerned that the server grade W3503 with a TDP of 130W is thermally inferior to the consumer grade Peintum D 920 @ 95W TDP.


      If I subject both processors to a 100% load torture test, which processor do you think will:

      1) die first?

      2) start slow down throttling first?

      3) perform incorrect computations first?