Consolidated Xeon E5-2670 Thread (The now $100 8-Core LGA2011 CPU) NO LISTING SALES!

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  1. SiriusDragon

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    Unfortunately no... here's the relevant notes from the specs:

    So while I could restrict my 10gigE NIC to PCIe x2, it'd gimp performance. Although maybe PCIe x2 is enough for a single 10gigE link?

    Also, the other reason for considering the EVGA boards is they're available on Amazon and Newegg with shipping to Australia and didn't seem too bad price wise last time I checked.
     
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    Unfortunately the only WS boards ASUS made come with PLX chips which bumps up the price... for example:
    https://www.asus.com/au/Motherboards/X99E_WS/
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    https://www.asus.com/au/Motherboards/X99-E-10G-WS/

    I really wish they had an X99 equivalent to the P9X79 WS as that board has a perfect slot layout for my uses.

    I suppose I could get away with using risers with the X99 Deluxe... I've used risers before and they work fine, even with up to 4 GPUs in SLI so it's definitely an option :)
     
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    Right right right, starting to get a better picture of this now, and I can see where you're coming from in terms of your requirements.

    Good luck with that :lol: :thumbup:
     
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    My requirements aren't that bad :p

    Like I said, X99 Classified or X99 FTW K would be great without breaking the bank ($320 for the FTW K, $473 for the Classy). Plus the 6850K has now dropped due to X299 and Ryzen.

    Anyway... maybe when X299 & Threadripper come out I'll be able to grab a bargain on the forum :)
     
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    The 6850K is currently 535 including postage until tonight on eBay computer alliance ...

    Very few people went broadwell EP ... Given the ridiculous pricing ... And minimal speed increase over haswell EP ... Do I don't think there will be a flood of secondhand CPUs ... Plus skylake and kabylake were so much better at gaming ...

    I think the broadwell EP stuff will be as rare as the ivybridge EP CPUs are at the moment...

     
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    wuh?? links!
     
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    Also I think... COUNT20 on eBay will get you $20 off that price until 22/6 :thumbup:

    Edit: just checked, for me it's still $649 and it's a 6850K, for a second there I thought I was going to be buying to some widely unknown 8-core or 10-core chip to replace my 5930K :lol:
     
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    Well my X79 build is about to get Extra Spicy...

    Just how spicy? Well, we'll see :Pirate:

    Just bought one of these:

    http://www.cpu-world.com/sspec/QE/QE83.html

    Various sources claim it has an unlocked multi, although there is no hard proof.

    I have found two "screenshots" of it and neither of them suggest it is unlocked, but I don't trust the screenshots:

    1) because they both show "Xeon E5 2687W v2" in the CPU-Z title, and all the ES chips I've tried so far only show "Intel Xeon E5" or "Intel Xeon E5 v2", never a model number and

    2) they seem to be the exact same CPU (same R1 revision, same Ext. Model, same stepping etc) yet they have different max multipliers... :confused:

    Either way, it was $250 AU incl post and it's basically an i7-4960X, it's at least 3.4 with 3.7 ~turbo? Not sure if that 37x multi is across all cores or just a couple.

    Anyway, to me it looks more like a 4960X with a slightly lower clock (typical of ES chips?) than an actual E5-2687W v2 with less cores? I guess they're fairly similar...

    It was either this or an E5-2643 v2 ES QD2H, similar price, which might have a slightly higher multi (38x) but less cache (12M)- and so far my experience says the chips with the greater cache per core tend to be the ones with more PCI-E lanes and in general just better :lol:

    Anyway, I'll report back once it gets here.

    Fun fact: it's basically the same on paper as my 5930K, both 22nm, slightly different clocks and obviously the DDR4 thang... but still... $250 :shock:

    Edit:

    Here are the two screenshots I was referring to:

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    according to passmark it doesn't seem that much better than the 2670s at stock so hopefully you can OC it ok. keen to hear how it goes.
     
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    Yeah well at base clocks

    2.6 x 8 cores = 20.8 "theoretical" GHz at your disposal

    3.4 x 6 cores = 20.4

    But there's "proper" PCI-E 3.0 and DDR3-1866 support and that slight chance of the unlocked multi so I'll take the chance :D :thumbup:

    Also I don't really trust PassMark, some of their GPU hierarchy seems way off compared to charts on other review sites and even compared to my experience with using many GPUs.

    Once it arrives I'll run Cinebench on all my gear and report back.
     
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    Yep. Totally would've been better. Ffs lol. Dunno how I missed that. I looked for a 1660 v2 and then somehow got onto the 4960X then somehow ended up in ES territory :rolleyes:

    Ah well, if this isn't unlocked, I'll stick it in the Asus board and try out a 1650 instead :lol:

    I wonder if that listing was even up the other night... I distinctly remember a pair of 1660s for > 1k but I don't remember there being any other 16x0 v2 chips < $400

    Gah and that's retail too :upset:
     
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    There was a small pile of E5-1650V2 in sydney for around $220 a piece about 2 months ago.. Looked like a mac dealer had upgraded a bunch of machines.. I just couldn't be bothered at that time..

    edit here is the completed listing.. from last month..

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Intel-Xe...660803?hash=item3d33c6a283:g:EFIAAOSw~AVYqqs6


     
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    I am after 64GB desktop purely for VMware workstation. bit confuse between AMD 8350 and any AM3+ board + 64GB ram or E52650 + 64GB setup. not able to find any AM3+ board with 64GB ram but can anyone advise me cheapest 64GB RAM setup?
    all i am after is as max core as possible and i dont care power bill :)

     
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    Don't get those dodgy boards. Get a proper 8 slot x79 board and then you can use 8Gb non-ecc ram to get 64Gb. Or go X99.
     
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    hmmm...

    an old dual cpu socket 1366. workstation would be the cheapest to go...

    eg dell T5500 with 9 dimms.. put 9x8gb.. should get you to 72gb of ram..

    of you could attempt the 9x16gb for 144gb of ram..

    Warning extremely. power hungry..

    I reckon.. you could almost get a machine with 72gb and 2x quad cores for around the $400-500 mark.... going to dual X5650/x5670 would prorably set you back another $100-$200..

    you might be able to get a dual hex core workstation (12 core / 24 thread) with 72gb of ram for around $500-$700....

    otherwise getting a good x79 board with 8 dimms. will set you back around $200-$250.. plus $100-$150 for the e5-2670... then rams going to be at least $400 secondhand.. or $600 new.. if you can get 8x8gb sticks..

    so around $750 plus case power supply, storage etc.....

    if you are local.. (I am in Balwyn).. I might be prepared to ditch some of my stuff.. (PM me)...


    Realistically.. you might want to think about Ryzen.. as well..

    Ryzen 1700 - $429
    Basic board Asus B350M-A (mini Atx) $118.
    Then 4x16gb ram.. = 4x$159 ($636)
     
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    Just goes to show how finicky ecc registered support is on X79, I had an E5-2670 working perfectly with 8x8G 2rx4 registered ram on an Asrock extreme11. Swapped the CPU to an E5-1650 for some overclocking, and it works with 8x4G udimms, so the CPU mem controller should be ok. And it also runs quad channel with 4x8G 2rx4 registered, however 8x8G 2rx4 registered gives B7 error at boot.
     

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