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You mean this one
Kepler=Current Gen= 680->670->660Ti, which are all on the same die as Quadro and Tesla. 500 series are Fermi and I didn't say a word about them, used * instead of 6 because 7 will also be Kepler.

ok i'm wrong, sad-smiley-002.gif
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To be honest, I use my rig basically just for browsing, videos, gaming etc, but I do regret getting a 2500k not because of need but want. I would have gone for a 3820 or at worst, a 2600k/2700k/3770k. Not everybody gets a computer JUST for gaming. Like I dont need a U2410 for gaming, as a matter of fact, it not the best choice for hardcore gamers, however, I appreciated the colors. Enthuiasts often have or want "unnessecary hardware power" for just the sake of benchmarking, bragging power, etc. Other people would use it for work purposes, to save time which could be used for further revenues . Some people would use it for folding, super computers, etcs. IMO
So a high end i7 is good enough for a server. No need for a 2k Xeon 16 core unless you want to brag.
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post #53 of 71
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i started telling him that he is wrong because of this statement,
he's right about the xeon and ivybridge-e though

My bad, didnt know you were solely addressing the gpu comparison.
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post #54 of 71
Same as saying why would you buy a £300k articulated truck when a few small flat beds from the local scrap yard will still carry loads

You want as much done, as quickly as possible, and as reliably as possible.
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So a high end i7 is good enough for a server. No need for a 2k Xeon 16 core unless you want to brag.

Says who?
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So a high end i7 is good enough for a server. No need for a 2k Xeon 16 core unless you want to brag.

No...

That e5-2690 has twice as many cores and twice as many threads as a 2600k. In heavily threaded tasks is walks all over anything else intel has, especially at stock clocks (Big companies don't overclock anything for reliability issues).
 
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Virtual machines, preferably with SQL server on them.
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post #57 of 71
A $2000 CPU will save you money.

Virtualization is the key. One server will usually host multiple servers/services. ESXi is a good example. If you have 5 seperate servers running different services: Exchange, WDS, DHCP, File server, Firewall ect... you can buy half the amount of servers throw ESXi on them and virtualize everything. Saving: electricity, power, time, maintenence and of course - money.

More cores, more threads, higher frequencies all help to keep these servers running smoothly. That's why business (even small business) will shell out for a 2k CPU, because one awesome server is cheaper then 7/8 good servers.

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I bet if you had a few of those folding it would net a lot of PPD.
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post #59 of 71
Is there not just the 3960X worth $1000? :S I didnt know there was a CPU for 2 grand. Thats crazy.!
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I bet if you had a few of those folding it would net a lot of PPD.

I folded 2650's and they did remarkably well, 700p/w or 185k ppd folding only 8101's at 265w from the wall.

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So a high end i7 is good enough for a server. No need for a 2k Xeon 16 core unless you want to brag.

No.
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