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Hey but gold has been used for the packaging, hence the price ! (seriously, for that price, go Xeon, unless benching is your primary profession)

$1300 for the chip, $400 for the box. I think you figured it out.
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$1300 for the chip, $400 for the box. I think you figured it out.

I think you guys nailed it.
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Well, specially for that Intel actually offers a frequency offset for AVX2.0 workloads.
Report back how much better it was than OCd 1680v3, please.

Not when overclocking, that's where the ASUS utility comes in.
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My i7-6950X just came in this morning...going to see how much it likes my ASRock X99E-iTX and NCase M1...wink.gif


You're pairing that CPU with that board?

Yuck. tongue.gif
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Could someone be a guinea pig and test out the E5 2630 V4 and overclock it via BCLK? Seems that most motherboards support it already.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Xeon-E5-2630-V4-ES-2-2Ghz-25MB-L3-10-Core-Max-Turbo-3-1Ghz-85W-Broadwell-E-/401118936043?hash=item5d648d3beb:g:elYAAOSwBs1XMgDP
Basically a downclocked 6950X for like 1450 dollars less biggrin.gif

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khDsbxa5_G0
Seems that Linus OCed his 12 core IVY-E Xeon from 2,7ghz -> 3,4ghz (all cores)

So I think that it could be possible to OC the E5-2630 V4 to 3ghz (6950X base block)
Would be pretty nice!
post #106 of 115
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The i7-6950X when overclocked to 4.2-4.3GHz is squarely in the performance realm of a 16-core Xeon...without the single threaded performance penalty. It's definitely worth it's price, as far as I'm concerned.
The Xeons are clocked dog slow, running at a ridiculously low clock speed and are hard locked, leaving no way to correct the low single-threaded performamce. The only Xeons that'll compete one-on-one with an overclocked i7-6950X are 16-core and up processors...and they cost MUCH more than the i7-6950X does.wink.gif

There are a lot of Xeons that would crush the 6950X. 2696 v4 alone (1 CPU) scores 3000+ points. You can't beat Xeons with only 10 cores. I can buy two 2683 v3s for a dirt cheap price on ebay and crush the 6950X. It's a rip off of a chip, and everyone knows it. You might be able to get like 2300 Cinebench points if you over clock the 6950X to death. That's nothing man...
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There are a lot of Xeons that would crush the 6950X. 2696 v4 alone (1 CPU) scores 3000+ points. You can't beat Xeons with only 10 cores. I can buy two 2683 v3s for a dirt cheap price on ebay and crush the 6950X. It's a rip off of a chip, and everyone knows it. You might be able to get like 2300 Cinebench points if you over clock the 6950X to death. That's nothing man...

Did you happen to actually read what I said in my post? I said "the i7-6950X when overclocked to 4.2-4.3GHz is squarely in the realm of a 16-core Xeon." I didn't say anything about the E5-2696 V4 or the E5-2683 V3 or duallie configurations of such chips.

Yes, a dual 14-core Xeon will beat the i7-6950X in multi-threaded apps. Yes, a single 22-core Xeon will beat the i7-6950X in multi-threaded apps. These are well established facts. What the HCC Xeon CAN'T do is beat an overclocked i7-6950X in single-threaded apps, while the overclocked i7-6950X will perform similarly to a 16-core Xeon in multi-threaded apps.

Reread what I wrote and let it sink in...

The i7-6950X, when overclocked to 4.2-4.3GHz, is squarely in the realm of a 16-core Xeon.

It will perform in the realm of the 16-core Xeon WHILE maintaining excellent single-threaded performance, something the actual 16-core Xeon cannot do.
Edited by lutjens - 6/11/16 at 10:31pm
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Could someone be a guinea pig and test out the E5 2630 V4 and overclock it via BCLK? Seems that most motherboards support it already.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Xeon-E5-2630-V4-ES-2-2Ghz-25MB-L3-10-Core-Max-Turbo-3-1Ghz-85W-Broadwell-E-/401118936043?hash=item5d648d3beb:g:elYAAOSwBs1XMgDP
Basically a downclocked 6950X for like 1450 dollars less biggrin.gif

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khDsbxa5_G0
Seems that Linus OCed his 12 core IVY-E Xeon from 2,7ghz -> 3,4ghz (all cores)

So I think that it could be possible to OC the E5-2630 V4 to 3ghz (6950X base block)
Would be pretty nice!

ALL E5-26xx V1/V2/V3/V4 chips are hard locked, both multiplier and FSB. Period.
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Not when overclocking, that's where the ASUS utility comes in.
You're pairing that CPU with that board?

Yuck. tongue.gif

You don't approve? I don't really care. You're free to put your i7-6950X on whatever board you choose...tongue.gif
Edited by lutjens - 6/11/16 at 10:29pm
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ALL E5-26xx V1/V2/V3/V4 chips are hard locked, both multiplier and FSB. Period.
You don't approve? I don't really care. You're free to put your i7-6950X on whatever board you choose...tongue.gif

Not so much the board, the fact you're denying it an extra two memory channels. X99 is all about bandwidth!
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Not so much the board, the fact you're denying it an extra two memory channels. X99 is all about bandwidth!

Reviews of the motherboard show a minimal effect on performance by using dual channel vs quad channel. The i7-6950X may be affected slightly more, but it's still not likely to be a very big deal. Having only two DIMM slots is the price one pays for having this kind of performance in such a small case format.
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