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Intel Xeon E5-1680v2

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards Intel' started by zimzoid, May 20, 2019.

  1. zimzoid

    zimzoid Maha Guru

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    Wow just when I thought there was no where to go with my aging Asus rampage x79 iv black edition motherboard l learnt of the Xeon 1680v2 8c 16t 25mb cache unlocked cpu, just snagged one for $200usd was debating a complete upgrade of cpu, mobo and ram but then I learnt of this cpu option.. Been running a 6 core 4930k at 4.4ghz for the last four years, should be interesting what I can get out of this new cpu?
     
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    4930k will still be faster in gaming.
     
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    We will see I guess and the oc I get out of it..
     
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    Let us know how the overlocking went and how much did you get.

    To be honest those 200$ and saving little more should been better spent on a zen2 upgrade in a few months.

    Im in a similiar situation but with 3930k.
     

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    Not alittle more but way more.. CPU +mobo +ddr4 ram
     
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    Just a point:
    Why on earth go to the Xeon 1680v2 ???
    with X79 you can have second hand Xeon E5 2680 V2 around 230$ and even E5 2697 V2 around 300$ that would be better choise?
    (i don't know about Asus X79 but nearly all X79 accept those CPU)
     
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    because the 1680v2 is 8 cores and nearly all are guaranteed to hit 4.2Ghz minimum.

    the 2680v2 is a 10 core and overclocking it is a pipe dream.

    You also run into throughput issues as core counts go up which reduces overall processor performance even at the same clock rates.
     
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    The 1680 is an unlocked cpu and overclocks easy, the other is locked down solid!
     
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    Yes and no the Xeon E5 16** aren't the only one, depending on X79 board the E5 26** W (the big Xeon with core disabled) have fsb unlocked, same as all ES.

    My point was that for the price 12c/24t at 3,5Ghz is better than 8c/16t at 3,9Ghz, even more with quad channel memory (that wasn't so much exploited with I7)...
    If it is for OC then it's a good choise but for future 10, 12 and 15 (if you get hand on it) core Xeon are still better.
     
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    >price 12c/24t at 3,5Ghz is better than 8c/16t at 3,9Ghz

    uh. no.
     

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    Cheers for the info.. Definitely getting my moneys worth from this X79 platform considering what I payed for the Asus Rampage Black edition motherboard and 4930k cpu I've had my fun..and its been rock solid stable since I bought it, But not quite ready to give it up yet.,the 1680 and maybe some faster ram than the 2133mhz I have now.. Then I'm done,! New setup after Xmas
     

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