Intel Limits Xeon Skylake CPUs To Specific Chipset Motherboards
Until recently, people who desired better PC performance in certain areas opted for Intel Xeon processors instead of Core series CPUs. While expensive and more power hungry, the Xeon processors allowed users to connect the chip to mono socket motherboards, which in the end resulted in a somewhat cheaper system with better performance than Core i5 and i7 processors.
Well it looks like this didn’t sit well with Intel, forcing the company to change things around making sure that users don’t get too much of free rein (something that has been done previously in the Core series by limiting overclocking option to only certain CPUs instead of allowing it for every processor).
After this recent change, the Xeon Skylake generation will only be usable on motherboards equipped with the C232 or C236 chipset.
This spells real bad news for people who were previously using Xeon builds that ended up giving better performance at cheaper prices. Were you one such person or were hoping to shift to a Xeon processor sometime soon? Share below.