Recently I got Precision T5500 Workstation and I am about to buy the best CPUs for it to make gaming PC. My MB model is 0w5pm4. Which CPU is the best for it? Where can I get this information?
Intel® Xeon® 5600 series processors up to six-cores, 6.4GT/s (Intel QuickPath Interconnect) and 12MB shared cache. Turbo Mode and HyperThreading technology on select processors. All processors are 64-bit, support Intel DBS (demand-based switching) andIntel VT (Intel Virtualization Technology). Note: Intel TXT is not supported.
Source: Precision T5500 Spec Sheet.pdf
CPU's can be compared side by side at game-debate.com. Computer builds can be checked and compared at userbenchmark.com.
So, if you don't think you're CPU is good enough, you can compare it with a CPU you're looking at to see if it's that much better.
The above might not be a final answer, but I think it's a good place to start.
The spec sheet also has a list of compatible GPU's. But if you're looking at one not on the list (as your Precision goes a ways back), there's userbenchmark.
Thanks for your answer
I've already seen this docs. the most powerful CPU in 56xx series is X5680. However, its power consumtion is 130W (in my E5620 is 80W). I am not shure my MB is able to work with this CPU.
GPU is not a problem, I believe GTX 1060 will be ok
Hi @Caezar93 ,
Correction: The fastest processors in Westmere-EP family should be X5687(3.6 GHz) for quad core and X5690(3.47 GHz) for six core. Check this out: List of Intel Xeon microprocessors - Wikipedia
And here's what you need - UserBenchmark: Dell Precision WorkStation T5500 Compatible Components
You can see builds installed with those 130w CPUs. They should be fine with your T5500.
Hi @Caezar93 ,
I tried my best and found this thread as reference.
A Dell Technical Support listed MB for T5500 with 3 different part numbers, 2 of them support Westmere Intel E56XX/X56XX and the rest older one support Nehalem Intel E55XX/X55XX. The most important sentence:
In theory (not tested): Westmere should work on the older motherboard as well if you are running latest BIOS.
Then the last reply of this thread confirmed X5660 CPU, member of X56XX, do works on the older motherboard. Although those part numbers not exactly the same as yours, theory should be the same. Moreover, checked on page 28 of the official T5500 Technical Guide and X5580 listed as supported CPU which require 130w as well, without stating any specific requirement on motherboard version. In conclusion, Intel E56XX/X56XX should be work on your existing T5500 motherboard, including those require higher wattage like X5680.
For the example of T5400 you quoted, it's totally a different kind of story. Both E5430 and E5450 listed with the same value of L2-Cache/FSB/Voltage/TDP(Wattage)/Socket, only differences on speed(frequency) and multiplier. They should be work on the same motherboard. CPU compatibility may not be the reason why E5450 not working on one of your T5400.