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post #481 of 7891
If you have anymore comments about this PM me instead of clogging up the thread with your bickering. I stated my point clearly in my previous response to you.
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If you have anymore comments about this PM me instead of clogging up the thread with your bickering. I stated my point clearly in my previous response to you.

Again, case in point.

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You have omitted single core from your review entirely. I felt that you omitted it because the 12 thread performance looks so much impressive than single. This is plain and simply biased and misleading. As you said, "3% difference single, 55% difference multi"

http://tinyurl.com/lsryjry <---- there's your Xeon L5639 Single Core CinebenchR11.5 and R15 test I compared to your i7-920. I politely asked you to post your results and I compared them with what I have. There's nothing biased about it, I've stated the single core performance as well as the overall performance which was my main goal. I ran as many test as I could. If you didn't get what you were looking for in my review then know I tried to supply as many test as I could. Not only that but I was working 10 hour shifts so excuse me for not including every test imaginable. Not to mention the GPU test as well. If you don't except my test or results then that's fine, single core score wasn't a big issue. Turns out it was a 3% issue that has turned into this big debate.. Let's just drop this all together as ssgtnubb stated and others are getting at.

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I like this thread and the amount of activity that has gone in it. Mostly the thread as gone above and beyond where a normal thread goes. I'd like to ask for the community that it's not derailed by the issue of single core performance.

I agree. I never mind a little debate regarding CPU\Platform\anything\results tech etc, but this is dragging on way to long even after Single Core comparisons were posted and discussed. I won't be derailed by the continuing single core discussion since it's already been posted and compared.


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Looks like I missed some post in-between my post. At least the single core stuff is over now.
Edited by Kana-Maru - 4/4/14 at 5:14pm
    
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Home from my long 15hr day of work and am going to work on this beastie a bit. Really want to see it stable on ibt maximum stress and prime 95 blend because well, I'm a perfectionist and just because it'll load windows and play games I won't be happy until she is rock solid stable for 24/7 even though that's not really the purpose of this machine. I'm just weird I guess!
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just dropped a x5650 in after updating bios to 0505.. anyone get weird hanging somtimes when switching on PC?

it was hanging & switching from 60/84 Q Codes

but got into windows all fine now after switching it off & switching it back on, happened a few times in the past thats why I updated bios thinking it would cure it
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Well, got everything all stabilized finally, ended up at about 4.25ghz multicore and almost 4.4 single core. However I managed to somehow damage my sli link ribbon cable while installing the new processor so haven't been able to see any gains in gaming, until my replacement SLI arrives sometime later this week. I imagine since I've managed to exceed the clock speed of the old i7 930 plus the 2 extra physical cores that it's going to give me a pretty decent FPS bump when I'm able to put it through it's paces. Glad I found this thread before abandoning this rig for an x79 based setup as price-wise I was only willing to go for a i7-4820.
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whats max safe for these chips under water?
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just dropped a x5650 in after updating bios to 0505.. anyone get weird hanging somtimes when switching on PC?

it was hanging & switching from 60/84 Q Codes

but got into windows all fine now after switching it off & switching it back on, happened a few times in the past thats why I updated bios thinking it would cure it

I'm not familiar with that motherboard, but I have no weird hanging [X5660]. Could be the CPU itself I suppose.

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Well, got everything all stabilized finally, ended up at about 4.25ghz multicore and almost 4.4 single core. However I managed to somehow damage my sli link ribbon cable while installing the new processor so haven't been able to see any gains in gaming, until my replacement SLI arrives sometime later this week. I imagine since I've managed to exceed the clock speed of the old i7 930 plus the 2 extra physical cores that it's going to give me a pretty decent FPS bump when I'm able to put it through it's paces. Glad I found this thread before abandoning this rig for an x79 based setup as price-wise I was only willing to go for a i7-4820.

That's good to hear. Sucks that your SLI bridge got damaged though. I'm sure it shouldn't take long for that small part to make it to your home. I was ready to spend upwards towards $2000.00 on a X79 build last year or I was going to wait to see what Haswell-E would bring. Later in the 2013 I noticed these Hex cores and took a chance and it has worked out perfectly so far. I'm DDR4 is going to be expensive for awhile so I'll have time to wait for better prices whenever I decide to upgrade. I can also put the money that I was going to spend on the X79 build towards other things like GPUs, SSDs etc. I think later this year I'll be ready to drop the GTX 670s. I might switch over to AMD since they are appearing to get their act together in the driver department.
    
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That is really neat, the whole Xeon in a desktop for cheap. Good benchmarks, some good information.

I don't understand the last 2 pages though. People are ganging up on this RX7 guy because he is pressing for single-core results? It's weird to me... In the same way that Intel users say their chips are superior to AMD because of single-thread performance, I gather this guy just wants to hear about the single-thread performance so he can choose whether or not to buy one to replace his 8-core 920? I mean, 12 cores is nice and all, a bit more useful than a 920 or what-not because of more cores, but the vast majority of people aren't going to run simultaneous video-encoding in win7 and benchmarks in linux or something. It doesn't seem that he is thread-crapping honestly.

If it is 3% slower single-thread, and the user isn't going to be running any programs or utilities (other than synthetic benchmarks) that will produce the 40% increase (makes sense, 8/12 = 66 so the 12-core has 33% more cores), then what is the point of upgrading? If you just browse and occasionally rip videos, and game, then you won't use anywhere near 12 cores. I also agree with RX7 too, if it is only faster multi-core in synthetic benchmarks, you can't post a headline saying that it is 50% faster than xxx processor.

I mean, this IS OCN though. I guess 12 cores is more extreme than 8 and in that sense, more desirable. biggrin.gif
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After reading through this. It has tingle my curiosity and I was wondering if getting a x5660 would be an upgrade over a 970, or is the x5660 basically a server version of the 980x.
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