Why Xeon E3, Core i3, and Pentium are server-motherboard compatible?

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by swmspam, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. swmspam

    swmspam MDL Novice

    Jan 11, 2012
    Why are server motherboards (C204) specd for Xeon E3, Core i3, and Pentium? Are Celeron or i5 not compatible?

    What are the similarities of Xeon and i3 that make them compatible, but not Celeron or i5?