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Title: E5-2690 OC
Post by: splerdu on April 28, 2018, 12:44:01 AM
Got an E5-2690 because DDR4 is asspensive lol. First observation is man, Intel binned these things REALLY WELL. Runs very cool and quiet, voltages are much lower compared to lesser Xeons, let alone retail i7s.



4GHz and super low voltages lol (jk CPU-Z just a little slow on the readout. It's actually at 1.164V)

(https://i.imgur.com/vck3KLP.png)

16 threads of Prime95 small ffts and it's barely above 70C

(https://i.imgur.com/JaClQ4i.png)

3-4 core turbo is around ~3.8GHz. Should be good enough to game. Package power is < 20W when idle.

(https://i.imgur.com/quWWkOK.png)

CPU-Z
https://valid.x86.fr/9x85fk
Title: Re: E5-2690 OC
Post by: wheelee on April 28, 2018, 09:08:16 AM
my workstation is an HP Xeon E51620 - 3.60Ghz 8 core (daw)
it runs really slow now, opening or even closing apps takes a lot os seconds.
I was expecting a snappy workstation but in the end it leaves me hangging in the air
it was configured & tested by our MIS dept twice already.
Title: Re: E5-2690 OC
Post by: splerdu on April 28, 2018, 12:39:32 PM
^ E5-1620 (https://ark.intel.com/products/64621/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E5-1620-10M-Cache-3_60-GHz-0_0-GTs-Intel-QPI) is a quad core, the equivalent of the i7-3820. "Snappiness" specially when you speak about load and response times is more reliant on fast storage than CPU. Is your workstation still on spinning rust? An SSD makes (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j84eEjP-RL4) a huge (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dEsTiOeMQ4) difference (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBnGYCEIrxw).
Title: Re: E5-2690 OC
Post by: dom_08 on June 17, 2018, 10:20:20 AM
Got an E5-2690 because DDR4 is asspensive lol. First observation is man, Intel binned these things REALLY WELL. Runs very cool and quiet, voltages are much lower compared to lesser Xeons, let alone retail i7s.



4GHz and super low voltages lol (jk CPU-Z just a little slow on the readout. It's actually at 1.164V)

(https://i.imgur.com/vck3KLP.png)

16 threads of Prime95 small ffts and it's barely above 70C

(https://i.imgur.com/JaClQ4i.png)

3-4 core turbo is around ~3.8GHz. Should be good enough to game. Package power is < 20W when idle.

(https://i.imgur.com/quWWkOK.png)

CPU-Z
https://valid.x86.fr/9x85fk (https://valid.x86.fr/9x85fk)

been thinking of upgrading my 4930k (runs at 4.2GHz i think) to e5 2667 v2.  hopefully my motherboard can accept it (ASUR R4E, although i have a backup mobo (alienware x79, that's currently matched up with a slower 8-core xeon, forgot the specs, but it runs at around 2.2 ghz i think).  how are you oc'ing the xeon?  what heatsink? (I think i'm using h80i)
Title: Re: E5-2690 OC
Post by: splerdu on June 17, 2018, 06:28:22 PM
Using bclk to oc because multipliers are locked. Cooling is Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro. USB starts crapping out above 105 bclk for me. Stuff like keyboard/mouse/joystick are still ok, but storage gets sketchy.

Coming from an unlocked 6-core though I'm not sure a locked Xeon will be a big upgrade for you. The best Xeons for workstation use on X79 are actually the E5-16xx V2 series which are unlocked. The E5-1680 v2 is a fully unlocked 8-core Ivy EP.

Main reason I went with the E5-2690 is that it was available for cheap on Ebay. I paid just $165 including shipping.  :happy: