Xeon E3 system build upgrade?

Discussion in 'Intel x86 CPUs and chipsets' started by Brad002, Mar 16, 2019.

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Keep or upgrade for the $

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  1. Brad002

    Brad002 Member

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    Currently I have the following build which I re-purposed from a Lenovo Thinkcentre E31 and placed into another case

    Xeon E3 1220 Sandy Bridge

    16GB RAM

    Nividia 1060 (from prev build)

    256GB SSD (from prev build)

    TT 450W PSU (from prev build)


    I have the opportunity to purchase the following build through an IT department for $300 AUD - it's a Lenovo P300

    Xeon E3 1241 V3 Haswell

    32GB RAM

    256GB SSD

    Optical Drive


    At the moment my current system does not have USB 3 - the newer one obviously would. I would likely place it into my existing case for the space


    I figure is the CPU jump worth it based on the cost?

    The PC is used for games at Med+ settings @ 1080P, general PC tasks etc
     
  2. demiurge3141

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    Depends on whether you are CPU limited in the games you play. You will see significant CPU performance gain as the e3-1220 lacks hyperthreading and is also clocked slower. However you could also just get an i7-2600 which should be less than $100. USB3 is moot since USB3 cards are a dime a dozen.
     
  3. wintermute000

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    It would be worth it esp if you want all dat RAM. You get more threads and faster clocks and ~10-15% IPC. Don't forget you could sell your old CPU/RAM etc. and so the upgrade would not cost that much factoring that in.
     
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    Brad002

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    What is the Xeon E3 1241 V3 Haswell "i" equivalent?
     
  5. wintermute000

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    i7-4790 basically, give or take a hundred Mhz and a few W TDP. 4C/8T @ 3.6Ghz with turbo 4Ghz and 8M cache @ 84W TDP (vs 3.5-3.9 @ 80W).
     
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