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Is there a reason why http://ark.intel.com/search/advanced/?s=t&VProTechnology=true&FamilyText=2nd 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i5k Processors don't support vPro ?
i5 2400 supports vpro
i5 2400s supports vpro
i5 2400k doesn't support vpro
In general, 2nd Generation Intel(r) Core(tm) i5 Processors support Intel(r) vPro(tm) Technology. That said, there is one exception with the 2500K series desktop processor; it was brought to market to target gamers and consumer PC enthusiasts who would like to be able to tweak their systems to give the best possible performance, but cannot afford the Extreme Edition products. IT departments that deploy Intel vPro Technology tend to value other features such as manageability, so having the overclocking capability is not appealing to them. I suppose if there is enough demand, we could come out with future K series desktop processors that support both Intel vPro Technology and overclocking.
Intel Product Manager
I think there is a market for k (unlocked CPUs) and vPRo: that is the consumer market (gamers and regular people)
I don't know how many times I've recomended i5 cpu's with vPro for non profesional gamers (people that play 3D games or graphic intensive but have no idea to fix their PCs)
I get them a Q57 or Q67 motherboard and an external video card (nvidia or ati). I set up the PC with static IP and the MEBex options (enable video KVM etc)
Then I install the external video card --> in this way people play the latest 3D games and when they have an issue I tell them to turn off the PC and remove the external video card (in this way, on the next restart I can connect via vPro and fix their spyware infection or whatever needs to be done)
Once I'm done, they plug back their external video card and everybody is happy.
It's a little bit inconvenient to remove the external card but it can be done.
In a way I see the Intel point of view with the K CPU-s and not offering vPro.
At least it would be nice to have a way to disable the external video card from boot screen or with a Optimus (nVidia) like technology and when a KVM vPro session is initializing, the external video card gets disabled automatically so the vPro KVM can take place.
Thanks for the reply Matthew