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    Quote Originally Posted by Korth View Post
    To be fair, i9-X processors are effectively rebadged Xeons. Without many Xeon-specific features (which is basically okay for consumers, since they aren't into platform management stuff, although sadly the Xeon "Always Enable Turbo Boost" setting is conspicuously absent on i9-X). So consumers can basically get (1S) Xeon processors for slightly less than Xeon prices.

    But i9-X is consumer HEDT chipset/socket and Xeons are now enterprise chipset/socket and now there's no intercompatibility. Intel deliberately segmented the market, they don't want consumers running enterprise parts anymore. So basically the Intel chipset/socket now limits your options while previous Intel chipset/socket did not - I run a Xeon Haswell-EP processor in my X99, that's not an option with X299.

    And LGA1151 100 Series and 200 Series and (soon) 300 Series mobos have arbitrarily-limited compatibility with SKL and KBL and (soon) CFL processors. There's no technical reasons preventing them from all working with each other. There's only Intel reasons preventing firmware/microcode updates from being released. So Intel locks out your CPU options with a different socket ... and now they also lock them out on the *same* socket, really?

    Intel VROC requires more than just Intel-branded drives. It also requires a (ridiculously expensive) Intel RAID hardware key - not a device which actually adds new functionality, only a device which unlocks existing functionality, it's also license-locked to one platform and one user and a subscription fee.

    The 28 lane processors was insulting. Especially when compared vs bottom-of-the-barrel minimum spec Xeon processors (costing as little as $100~$200, lol) which still had all 40 lanes enabled.
    Yeah i still got the 8 core cause i can live on 28 lanes (barely) and wasn't spending another $700 CAD for 44 lanes. That being said, I heard the Xeons allowed non-intel NVMe to use VROC, but for whatever reason the SKylake-x won't allow it.
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