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idata
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confusion about vpro supported cpu

Hi there

I'd be interested using vpro features with my new pc but I'm highly confused about the supported cpu

So does all core i5/i7 support vpro?

I had a look here http://ark.intel.com/ProductCollection.aspx?familyID=42912&MarketSegment=DT http://ark.intel.com/ProductCollection.aspx?familyID=42912&MarketSegment=DT

and special on this one http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=43550&processor=i5-660&spec-codes=SLBLV,SLBTK http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=43550&processor=i5-660&spec-codes=SLBLV,SLBTK

but there are no information about vpro support of this processor

I also tried to to find out reseller for vpro core i5/i7 but could not find any information.

So I'm hardly assuming that I can use a normal core i5 660 processor and it supports vpro out of the box?

So I'd appreciate if you could tell me that it would be okay to buy a mainboard supporting vpro and the cure i5 660 to enjoy vpro features or if I have to look for a special processor supporting vpro

Kind regards,

Robert

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idata
Community Manager
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idata
Community Manager
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Not all Intel Core i5 and i7 processors support Intel vPro Technology. The document /docs/DOC-5583 http://communities.intel.com/docs/DOC-5583 was created to help you find the right processor. This document will also tell you if the processor has integrated graphics that supports the KVM remote control feature.

If you pick an Intel vPro Technology branded system from your OEM, then add an Intel vPro processor, you will end up with an Intel vPro Technology capable system. If you order online, please verify that your processor and network adapter are both Intel vPro capable. Some OEMs have Intel vPro Technology SKUs that allow you to build a system online with an Intel Core i3 processor (that's not Intel vPro Technology capable), or alternate network adapters (pick the Intel adapter).

The Intel Core i5-660 processor will work. Our latest 2nd generation Intel Core i5-2500 is now available on motherboards with the Intel Q67 chipset. The 2nd generation processor was just released so it will make your investment last longer!

idata
Community Manager
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Was wondering if any of the new Xeon E3's support vPro/KVM?

idata
Community Manager
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I don't know exaclty,but pairing the C206 Entry Level Server chipset which is the only one supporting Intel AMT 7.0, with a Xeon E3-1260L (HD Graphics 2000) or Xeon E3-1245,E3-1235 and Xeon E3-1225 (HD P3000 Graphics) you could get vPro support.

idata
Community Manager
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I will have an update to the list of compatible processors posted soon. Here is a preview of the list:

Server Products

Processor 

Family

Model 

Number

KVM Remote Control Supported?

Intel® Xeon® Processor

E3-1220

No

E3-1220L

No

E3-1225

Yes

E3-1230

No

E3-1235

Yes

E3-1240

No

E3-1245

Yes

E3-1260L

Yes (corrected)

E3-1270

No

E3-1275

Yes

E3-1280

No

idata
Community Manager
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E3-1260L

No

Was first planning to get a Core i3 2100T for its lower power usage.

Until I found out elsewhere on this forum that the i3 doesn't support vPRO...

My next bet was to get a Xeon E3-1260L, but now it turns out that's not going to work either...

Any chance of a power efficient vPRO processor in the future?

And could you perhaps ask your collegues at the CPU and mainboard departements to add the vPRO support information to their information pages as well?

They look a bit misleading to me.

e.g. the website of the Q67 boards -which people would buy especially because of its vPRO support- suggests the Core i3 is a good "fully compatible" match:

http://processormatch.intel.com/CompDB/SearchResult.aspx?BoardName=dq67ep http://processormatch.intel.com/CompDB/SearchResult.aspx?BoardName=dq67ep

And the E3-1260L CPU spec page indicates it supports every feature imaginable ("Yes" everywhere): http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=52275 http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=52275

idata
Community Manager
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Also the Q67 chipset supports Intel AMT 7.0, according to http://www.intel.com/products/desktop/motherboards/db-DQ67SW/DQ67SW-overview.htm http://www.intel.com/products/desktop/motherboards/db-DQ67SW/DQ67SW-overview.htm

I don't know if it's possible to pair a Xeon E3-1245 with the DQ67SW board. I guess it will need a new BIOS.

idata
Community Manager
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OK, I'll give your feedback about identifying compatible Intel vPro boards and processors to marketing.

If you need Intel vPro Technology on the Intel DQ67SW board, here are your choices:

Intel Core i5-2500 (Max TDP 95W), i5-2400S (65W), i5-2400 (95W), and i7-2600 (95W). The Intel Xeon E3-1260L and 1220L have much lower power requirements...but alas they are not available on that board.

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