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Would overclocked Xeons on SR-2 perform better than locked Xeons on SR-X? I like the design of the SR-X.
Edited by Riou - 3/6/12 at 4:03pm
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Worlds first $1000 mobo anyone?
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Worlds first $1000 mobo anyone?

It's $650.

Read the source.
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Pretty bummed they couldn't fit quad-dimm RAM for both CPUs on there.
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This is why reason i will be keeping my sr-2 for a few more years seems like the sr-x wont offer as much as the sr-2 in terms of ocing and some other little things ill gladly just go buy a lsi card and have sata 6 capibility just like the sr-x and the 5 percent oc ability on intels new chips really sucks compared to what we can do with the lga 1366 xeons chips right now.
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You can do BCLK overclocking so you can get a E5-1650 close to 4GHz.
Xeon E5-1650 = 6 cores at 3.2GHz, 12MB L3 = $583
Xeon E5-1660 = 6 cores at 3.3GHz, 15MB L3 = $1080
What's the cheapest 4GHz+ 2x hexcore build with a SR-2? Using E5645?

E5-1600 series doesn't support dual processors, cpu world claims it has dual QPI's for some reason, but they're supposed to be 1P CPUs. Basicially the same as the 3820/3930/3960 which is why the prices are similar.

Please correct me if I'm wrong.
     
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We want to make sure we're not misleading anyone. The SR-X cannot overclock more than ~5% by BCLK with current CPUs.


Surprised it's so low, the msi X79 boards were able to hit some pretty high bclks (http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?278162-3930K-5.04G-168bclk-the-OC-beast-MSI-Big-Bang-XPower-II), and +/-25% is more typical for an easy x79 bclk overclock.

Is this a function of the chip or the different chipset or the dual QPI links or the board design? I.E. Could you overclock a e5-2690 better on an x79 board?
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It is entirely up to Intel as to what future CPUs can do, and we cannot discuss details of unreleased products.

Indeed - we might have had more options if bulldozer hadn't failed so hard frown.gif It sucks for enthusiasts that Intel aren't having to compete so hard (e.g. cancelling IB-E, no overclockable octocores)
     
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Would overclocked Xeons on SR-2 perform better than locked Xeons on SR-X? I like the design of the SR-X.

Depends on the application, in pure multithreaded applications the SR-X will be faster because of the additional cores.
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Depends on the application, in pure multithreaded applications the SR-X will be faster because of the additional cores.

33% more cores + ~15% core architecture boost. I.E. You'd have to run your SR2 hex cores clocks at 50% faster than the clock speed of the xeons you buy. So an SR2 with 2xE5645 with 200BCLk (3.6GHz) is about the same as an SRX with a 2.4GHz 8 core sb-e xeon at least for multithreaded stuff. Likewise an SR2 with x5690s at 4.5GHz would be roughly equivalent to a dual 3GHz 8 core sb-e xeon.

Doesn't seem worth it for SR2 owners to upgrade to be honest. If I were evga I'd be pretty mad at Intel for limiting the overclocking.
     
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Surprised it's so low, the msi X79 boards were able to hit some pretty high bclks (http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?278162-3930K-5.04G-168bclk-the-OC-beast-MSI-Big-Bang-XPower-II), and +/-25% is more typical for an easy x79 bclk overclock.
Is this a function of the chip or the different chipset or the dual QPI links or the board design? I.E. Could you overclock a e5-2690 better on an x79 board?

The 5% figure is for air or entry-level water cooling. Of course with LN2 you can get higher. However the E5 Xeons inherently overclock worse than K-series consumer CPUs. The highest I think we've ever seen on an E5 is 130MHz BCLK and that was on LN2 with a handpicked chip.
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