Originally Posted by MrGuvernment
I am looking at a dual Natex build as well, but now that Intel has noted the v6 xeon release, i am wondering will facebook and other be dumping all their v3/v4 servers if they have them and the v3/v4's will become the new E5-2670's?
I would hate to jump on the socket 2011 train and in 2-3 months 2011 v3 are dirt cheap...
We don't have server grade v5's yet, and the Broadwell core v4's were launched only a year ago, so I suspect Intel isn't in any rush to replace those with a new product, as they seem to release server processors every 18 months or so (E5-2690v3 was Q3 2014, E5-2690v4 was Q1 2016, as examples). I would presume that if we were to start seeing v3's show up on the market for cheap that v5 would have to be released AND provide a rather noticeable improvement to performance and power consumption for companies to jump ship. Such a change might happen with Ryzen's server products coming out, but only time will show on such - AMD hasn't even released full on information about their server lineup yet.
By v6, are you referring to the workstation grade E3's, which typically are limited to four cores each? One also has to take into consideration that most Xeons cannot be overclocked if they're v4 or newer.
EDIT: There's also the case that even if the CPU's are dirt cheap the accompanying RAM or even motherboards might not be priced in the "easy to afford" category alongside those processors.Edited by WhiteWulfe - 1/8/17 at 4:21pm