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Right. But I still see a market for these. What if I want the brute compute power of a pair of Xeon E5 2687W chips, but I also want to game hard? Do the other workstation boards allow me to use SLI/Crossfire?
If so, then the SR-X is a waste, because EVGA isn't exactly known for quality like ASUS or SuperMicro are. If not, then there's still an interesting niche to address with these. However, as someone who does need lots of threads AND games, but doesn't have infinite money, I settle with chips like desktop-Gulftown or SNB-E.

These wouldnt be good for gaming though, not with these low clocks
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post #152 of 254
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These wouldnt be good for gaming though, not with these low clocks

3.1GHz not good enough? What games do you play? Even at stock 3.33GHz, my "pitiful" 980X is good enough for games...
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3.1GHz not good enough? What games do you play? Even at stock 3.33GHz, my "pitiful" 980X is good enough for games...

considering my 2700k is at 5.0GHz, for gaming 3.1GHz would be quite a downgrade. And things become cpu limited a lot quicker with 4 gpus in the mix
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post #154 of 254
Is there a Dual BD equivalent board with "new" technology with a 4 GPU slot PCI-3 board? I've never seen one...Never looked either.

It's a shame so far. I'm looking for an over the top Enthusuast Rig, and the locked Xeon's are keeping money in my wallet. I have a hard time buying an SR-2 at this point...and putting last gen tech in it. It's seems out of whack that Desktop CPU's have great overhead room, yet more expensive Server CPU's are hamstrung. I get it, just weird.

Typically if you pay that much for a chip, you are not kicked in the nuts at the same time.

Especialy in a mixed use application CPU wont be a limiting factor? If a server equivalent of BD if slower by 10% etc approx, and I settle for 3.8Ghz as opposed to 4.2 etc, it won't concern me as long as power isnt rediculous when OC'ing is applied.
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...because it is a server chip. Server parts are expensive. A $30K-100K server is nothing unusual.

 

I don't see what that has to do with Intel locking them down? Westmere-EP are also server chips and a pair of X5690s could nevertheless be overclocked to hell in an SR2. So why did Intel lock down SB-EP? Why not just sell them unlocked and if a customer wants to overclock they can, or not? I realize corporate customers don't overclock their servers, but for the price AND considering the existence of the dual-Xeon enthusiast platform they should've left it alone.
 

 

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I don't see what that has to do with Intel locking them down? Westmere-EP are also server chips and a pair of X5690s could nevertheless be overclocked to hell in an SR2. So why did Intel lock down SB-EP? Why not just sell them unlocked and if a customer wants to overclock they can, or not? I realize corporate customers don't overclock their servers, but for the price AND considering the existence of the dual-Xeon enthusiast platform they should've left it alone.

 

So that people would now be forced to pay for the higher clocking chips instead of simply overclocking lower-end ones.
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post #157 of 254
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3.1GHz not good enough? What games do you play? Even at stock 3.33GHz, my "pitiful" 980X is good enough for games...

You have a 980x and run it at stock?

Core frequency does matter for high end gaming i.e. 2560x1600+ or 3x1080p+. Go read [h]'s gtx580 tri sli vs 6970 tri XF comparison. When they did it at ~4GHz the nvidia cards suffered a great deal in comparison to ~4.8Ghz.
     
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FYI The Xeon 2687W retail has turbo of 3.8. If the 125 strap works, then you are looking at 4.75, if not 4.0+.
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FYI The Xeon 2687W retail has turbo of 3.8. If the 125 strap works, then you are looking at 4.75, if not 4.0+.

its already been said the strap is locked
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FYI The Xeon 2687W retail has turbo of 3.8. If the 125 strap works, then you are looking at 4.75, if not 4.0+.

Thanks for the heads up. Do the "Extra Spicy" version of the E5 chips not have turbo?
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