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Yes, you lose whatever extensions and features that became available in the 2 or 3 architecture changes since the Nehalem series was popular. EVC brings everything down to the lowest common denominator in terms of CPU features. In practice, I only run EVC between CPUs that are one generation apart. 2 or 3 generations tends to impact the balance of the ...
It's a mask for the purposes of vMotion. It does not impair the the actual function of Sandy Bridge, it just dumbs it down so that it looks completely compatible from a Nehalem machine. http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1003212
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