I'm considering a hardware upgrade from AMD Opteron 1216 to a Core i7 920 or Core i7 860. I want to know if Hardware Virtualization (VT-X) is supported? I found the spec sheets online which say yes. However, I'm concerned that it might be supported under certain chipsets/mobo combinations only.
Why I have this concern is because the Xeon motherboards claim to support hardware virtualization but not the spec sheets for the P55 based chipsets....so..any suggestions?
Also, is it possible for a LGA 1156 Xeon to be used on a P55 chipset mobo without loss of any functionality?