Gigabyte X99 SOC Force + Xeon E5 1680v3 = WINNING

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  1. dinos22

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    Hey guys,

    It's been a long time since i posted something on the forums. I caught the X99 overclocking bug and thought I'd share some of my new-found enthusiasm. :lol:

    So i got this random Xeon to do some bios checking and testing and guess what, these little bastards are unlocked (not sure if only ES chips are unlocked or retail as well). Better yet, they are 3.2GHz stock (200MHz higher than 5960X) so chances are they will be binned better than 5960X albeit more expensive no doubt. After looking up details there is another chip called E5 1660v3 which is a 3GHz bin, which is equivalent to 5960X. Long story short, not a bad overclocker at all

    Quickly froze the chip with a 10L test run and did some 5.5GHz wprime runs with 1.6vcore. Not bad at all! On air i was able to do 4.4GHz wprime with 1.25vcore. Seems like they are a decent bin :)

    System Spec:
    • GIGABYTE X99-SOC Force (F5c bios)
    • Intel Xeon E5 1680v3 CPU Stock 3.2GHz, overclocked to 5.5GHz
    • 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 memory
    • 1500W PSU

    5.5GHz 32M Wprime
    http://hwbot.org/submission/2626246_dinos22_wprime___32m_xeon_e5_1680_v3_2sec_261ms

    5.5GHz 1024M Wprime
    http://hwbot.org/submission/2626248_dinos22_wprime___1024m_xeon_e5_1680_v3_1min_5sec_553ms

    After looking up results the scores are obviously similar to 5960X but 32M score was just a touch faster than a dual CPU Xeon X5687 running at 5.7GHz. Smokin....


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    EIST is broken in bios for this particular CPU so will get the bios team to update and fix that next week, frequency was 5512MHz

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  2. robbo2

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    Nice result mate! are these chips going to retail unlocked I wonder. Gigabyte board is looking the goods too :thumbup: What's your personal opinion on the Asus socket? Extra pins just a gimmick?
     
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    PLEASE PLEASE LET THERE BE UNLOCKED 26xxV3!!!!!! PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE!!!!!!!!!!

    edit: you have an ES... *sigh* highly unlikely then :upset:
     
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    Awesome mate. Let'sall hope for a retail unlocked version.

    Or maybe I could borrow that one. ;)
     
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    Aren't these significantly more expensive anyway? Aside from a potential for higher binning and slightly higher oc potential won't the cost outweigh the extra few MHz?
     
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    if you were to find a 6GHz multithreaded chip, it would be worth every penny and more if you know what i mean. I remember back in the day when one of the guys has a beast 3DM01 CPU which was selling for about $300 retail and was offered $5000 for it and he refused to sell it.......


    messed around with HWBOT prime today

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    crazy chip!

    :D

    I love that first pic in your hwbot prime post..:D
     
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    Anyone find out if retail binnings are unlocked?
     
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    i asked intel also but haven't heard back
     
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    I have a 10 core coming to play with, find any erata bullshit on yours Dino?
     
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    the bios is a bit early, i havent tried the newer bioses so can't say if they've addressed a few issues like EIST and memory ratio stuff yet

    10 core :wired: :D
    which model number
     
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    Xeon E5-2650 v3 ES. Picked it up fairly cheap and got encouraged by your ES being unlocked :p.
     
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    A 2650 will most definitely not unlock.
     
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    Cheap enough that I'm not going to care. All else fails can go to esxi hosting duties at home.
     
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    Just keep in mind with ES is that they arent supported on all boards, especially workstation/server.
     
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    ES chips if similar stepping to retails should make no difference in what boards are supported. I generally have not seen ES chips not supported but retail are on boards. If anything, it should be the other way round if you think about it
     
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    Im basing my experiences on supermicro/asus workstation/server boards. Hard forum generally keep a spreadsheet of what steppings work with what board.
     
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    Got ya. My experience is with consumer level gear of course
     
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    Looks nice,these mfr sticks you used on theses results dude?
     
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    These are DDR4 sticks from Corsair, not sure what ICs they are
     

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