0 Replies Latest reply on Oct 18, 2009 9:23 PM by fungo9

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


      I have a single processor Dual Channel DDR2 Non-ECC Pentium D Computer at 95W TDP.

      I want to upgrade to a single processor Tri-Channel DDR3 ECC W3503 computer at 130 W TDP.


      I am concerned that the "server grade" W3503 @ 130 TDP is thermally inferior to the "consumer grade" Pentium D @ 95W TDP.


      If I tortuer both CPUs at 100% load which processor will:

      1) Die first?

      2) Throttle first?

      3) Rev up the fan first?

      4) Perform erroneous computations first?