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Iconicmoronic

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i was wondering if there were motherboards out there that support more than one processor, not a processor with multiple cores? i guess i don't see how having two logical processors is better than two physical ones except to reduce heat and power consumption. i also wondered if two boards could be used to power one system if there aren't multiple processor boards.
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There are such beasts.
They're called server boards.
No, they're not cheap, in some cases they are painfully expensive.
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and they're REALLY fun when you've got multiple-multi-core processors in them... i've got access to a server that has 6 Xeon X7560s in it (that's 6 X 8 cores, effectively 48 processors in one machine)...it's REALLY nice
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Do they have HyperThreading as well? :)

There are boards out there, I believe EVGA had one available although I can't seem to find it right now.
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Yeah I was pretty sure EVGA did have one Troy, I think it was some form of X58 Classified board?
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