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post #2331 of 2477
I don't know, you are maybe right. I am searching now, how much cores AfterEffects CS6 support...

2x 2670 250 EUR oder 1x 2683v3 600 Eur. Maybe it is better to buy 2011-v3, because you have less problems with the graphic card compatibility. Somewhere I have read, that Z9PE-D8 WS does not detect many graphic cards, if you use v1 processors ...

Or I can wait for better offer - I am hobby filmaker and it does not matter, if I have my new workstaion now or in 6, 12 months. Now I have i7 3770 ...
post #2332 of 2477
check offers a couple months and see if those prices are normal so you can detect a real offer

v3 is for Z10 motherboard though
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post #2333 of 2477
DDR4 RAM is expensive, DDR3 is very cheap ...

Z9 is always better choice for the money.
post #2334 of 2477
And what do you think about Z9PE-D16? 16 RAM Slots ...
post #2335 of 2477
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Originally Posted by Jirkas View Post

Can someone tell me, what I have to check, if I want to buy a second hand xeon 2670 v1. I don't understand the C1,C2 story. Do more editions of 2670 v1 exist? A german site says this:

SR0KX -> C2
SR0H8 -> C1 -> hier dürfte es einige Probleme bei USB 2.0/3.0 gegeben haben. Details sind mir aber nicht bekannt.
Wenn ihr also die Wahl habt -> C2

If it is possible, buy C2 !
C2 has VT-d (Virtualisation) which is broken in C1 steppings. VT-d is only useful if you are running Virtual Machines i.e. VMWare. I don't and never plan to so picked up a couple C1 2670's for $100 as they are cheaper than the C2.

I would also check that the application you are using is fully multi-threaded, as many are not. I'm not sure After Effect CS6 is so you could be wasting your money throwing lots of cores at it.
post #2336 of 2477
Hi guys,

I'm so confused right now, hehe, because I thought I had issues and now I wonder if I maybe don't have issues or if everyone here has issues. And no, I'm not talking about that kinda issues, though I have those too... biggrin.gif

So this is how it is. I'm on a Z9PE-D16, but I ran a Z9PE-D8 WS over the weekend, with the exact same problem/non-problem...

Up to now I've run a i7-4790K, 32Gb DDR3 1600Mhz RAM, a GTX 970 and I had a Cinebench OpenGL score at 149 fps, a Passmark 2D score of 1065 and 3D score of 10047. Now, running dual E5-2670v2, 64Gb DDR3 ECC 1333Mhz RAM, a GTX 1070 and I have a Cinebench OpenGL score of 87, a passmark 2D score at 504 and 3D score at 8445...

EDIT:

Two hours with ASUS support on the phone today, troubleshooting, messing with BIOS settings, etc. - the tech was stumped, it should work, but it doesn't. Yeah, I'm dropping Asus for a Supermicro board, 20+ years messing with hardware, I never had so much issues with a mainboard - or any hardware, really... Broken, defect, of course, but not with a working board.

EDIT II:

Something is weird as F! because I find more and more people with these bad results using these Z9PE boards. Does anyone here get reasonable results in Cinebench and/or Passmark 2D/3D..?
Edited by Farmfield - 9/15/16 at 6:49am
post #2337 of 2477
I just ran Cinebench OpenGL and scored 85.88. Dual 2670's and an R290x.

Passmark 2D score 433
3D score 6716
Edited by Homerlovesbeer - 9/16/16 at 4:29am
post #2338 of 2477
You get 20 fps better than my 1070 in Cinebench (and I should decimate the R290X) but the R290X should still be around ~120 fps and your Passmark score should be double the score you got too.

I'm beginning to think this weirdness is about something else, probably the chipset and/or the PCIe controller, because I get wildly inconsistent scores in GFXBench and CompuBench, on most scores I'm on the baseline, on some I'm significantly better, on some significantly worse. And my GPU never maxes out, in Cinebench it's at 60% max at most, in Passmark 2D I have no GPU load whatsoever and under 50% load in the 3D bench...

So this is not about my mainboard - though I kinda knew that as I checked with a D8 WS too, exact same performance - and it's not about the GPU as I checked both a GTX 970 and GTX 1070 and both underperform badly in these tests.

I would really want to see the results from someone with a non Asus board, but I haven't managed to find anyone yet...
post #2339 of 2477
Now I got a reply from a guy on a Gigabyte dual 2011 board. Running a GTX 980, he gets 65 fps in Cinebench - and with that I can conclude, having seriously checked everything, talking to a lot of different users, this is something with the Intel C600 series chipset and/or the manufacturer BIOS settings. I know for sure it's not the GPU as I checked two high end GTX cards myself on two motherboards _ add to that everyone else's similar scores. It's also not connected to either 2600 or 2600v2 series, it's not connected to ram manufacturer, if it's ECC or non-ECC, neither is it connected to RAM speed.

I also tried the proverbial "everything" in BIOS settings, and the only thing I managed to get it worse benchmarks, hehe... So a tip is to keep the BIOS settings pretty vanilla, though disabling all the crap you don't use.

But let's be clear, in most cases, most benchmarks I've run, the GTX 1070 I run now performs in line with the median of tested 1070 cards - with some exceptions where I get either much higher or much lower score - but overall, it's pretty much where it should be in regard to performance, be it DirectX, OpenGL, OpenCL and CUDA.

So yeah, case friggin closed and I'm keeping this Z9PE-D16 board, switching to another manufacturer won't solve this (pretty clearly, small) issue. What I will do, though, is test with an additional 1070 card, I was planning to add one more anyway, and I'll report back with any findings. smile.gif
post #2340 of 2477
Cinebench score (nothing overclocked...):



Passmark:

http://www.passmark.com/baselines/V8/display.php?id=68601435783

Nothing extraordinary but acceptable. Try to use High performance in power options if you haven't. Also what is your CPU (single core) score, because I believe the lower the number the bigger the bottleneck...
Edited by Magos - 9/27/16 at 2:45am
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