Have you ever thought to yourself “gee, I wish I could stick a server processor into my gaming PC and see how it goes”. No? Well now you can. Introducing ASUS’s E3 Pro Gaming V5 motherboard. A gaming motherboard that lets you take an Intel Xeon processor and use it for your gaming machine. How does a Xeon processor compare? Well let’s find out.
How does one stick a server, aka a workstation processor into a desktop motherboard? Asus is using the Intel C232 chipset. This chipset not only supports Xeon E3-1200 v5 processors, but they also support the 6th Generation Intel Core processors, aka the Skylake line of processors.