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The E5620 has more beefy PCI-E Lanes, and I want to do two 6970s. So which should I get? E5620 can OC to 4GHz I've heard on 1.3v and problem would hit the same wall as the sandy bridge. Is there any reason to get the 2600k above the E5620? From what I've heard, same walls, close price, and 12MB of cache. Any views or opinions? I'd like to hear so I can make the best choice. I'm leaning towards the E5620 as it's 32NM, double the L3, and hits the same OC wall.
    
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But its slower clock for clock.

x8 x8 on SB isn't slower than x16 x16 on x58 afaik.

If your purpose is gaming that $400 chip is going to get handed it behind by a i5-2500k.

I'm not sure what wall you're talking about in regards to these two chips.
    
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Originally Posted by Anthraxinsoup;13272018 
The E5620 has more beefy PCI-E Lanes, and I want to do two 6970s. So which should I get? E5620 can OC to 4GHz I've heard on 1.3v and problem would hit the same wall as the sandy bridge. Is there any reason to get the 2600k above the E5620? From what I've heard, same walls, close price, and 12MB of cache. Any views or opinions? I'd like to hear so I can make the best choice. I'm leaning towards the E5620 as it's 32NM, double the L3, and hits the same OC wall.

a 2600k is not going to hit a wall at 4ghz. I have benched mine a 5ghz
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Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared;13272083 
But its slower clock for clock.

x8 x8 on SB isn't slower than x16 x16 on x58 afaik.

If your purpose is gaming that $400 chip is going to get handed it behind by a i5-2500k.

I'm not sure what wall you're talking about in regards to these two chips.

It's 32nm, and has double the L3. It is about 2-5 FPS slower, and I would like to quad fire my cards later down the line and a max a SB does is 3.
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a 2600k is not going to hit a wall at 4ghz. I have benched mine a 5ghz

4.8GHz-5GHz on air is both of their walls.
    
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You do know if that server cpu is a 6 core, its pretty much the same as 970 6 core cpu. And thats it, plus SB is faster per clock as with them overclocked to there max 970 @ 4.4ghz and 2600k @ 4.8ghz they were SB only got beat when it came to highly threaded apps like [EMAIL="F@H"]F@H[/EMAIL], cinebench, media encoding(not mp3 encoding) and that about it.
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Originally Posted by terraprime;13272256 
You do know if that server cpu is a 6 core, its pretty much the same as 970 6 core cpu. And thats it, plus SB is faster per clock. Not to mention more cores does make your video card work faster.

It's 4 cores, but the boards are cheaper to make up for the high price of the SB boards. It also has triple the L3.
    
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Originally Posted by Anthraxinsoup;13272204 
I would like to quad fire my cards later down the line

So why create a thread?

You're going to get a cheap quad sli supporting board?


Ugh nm, not worth my time.
    
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well tht makes it worse then, as Im sure the triple L3 cache isnt going to help that much. Unless you got proof that with SB and that cpu at same clocks loaded, if not then I think your confused on what server cpus are really used for. There is a reason why consumer cpus dont have as much as servers. Different workloads requires different cache sizes to improve performance.
 
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Well, wouldn't it be better down the line as I could get an SR-2 and add another CPU, possibly letting me keep my cpu for like 4-5 years?
    
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If you want to get a server chip just go ahead and do it, don't need to justify it to us.

Quadfire is reasonably terrible (while tri-fire is pretty sweet), L3 cache will be used for what exactly? In 4 years time you could potentially buy another high priced server chip that will get destroyed by whatever platform is out there if you wanted, sure.

Seems mildly odd to suggest that somehow a Xeon + SR-2 is underpriced compared to say a 2500k and whatever SB mobo you want to look at. But if that's what you want, go right ahead and get it.

Now if you're running some sort of application you haven't mentioned yet that would really benefit from such a set up it could certainly make sense I suppose.
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