Originally Posted by Reaper28
Originally Posted by ucode
1680v3 should be unlocked.
I take it there's a particular reason you want a Xeon, just that used prices seem really high now especially considering the CPU's that have recently been launched. The 8700k is six core and unlocked with a 3 year warranty new while the older used Xeon's are probably going to lose value quite a bit. Something to consider maybe.
Yeah just the core count and PCI lanes interest me and the fact I already have a few x99 boards laying around so.. I can get the 1680 V3 for $800-900 and the 6900K is over $1500 lol the 6800K is $500-600 and I could have gotten the 1650 V3 for $530 and that has more PCI lanes. I mostly just want some CPU's to play around with. I'll probably drop one in a capture/recording PC so high core-count/clock speed would be nice (like a 6/8 core
) I might drop the 8 core I bought into a mining rig and the 1620 into a spare system. Not saying I'll buy a 1680 V3 or even the 1650 but if I find one at a reasonable price I might grab it
Unfortunately finding specific info on Xeon's like it being unlocked isn't that easy to find with them being not so common
I have a E5-1620v2 in a P9X79 WS running at 4.4 and a E5-1650v3 in an X99-E WS running at 4.4. They will both clock higher but I keep them conservative running FEA for days at a time - literally for hundreds of hours straight at full clock speed. X79 rig is 5+ years old on a 120mm AIO - X99 about 2 years old on custom water loop with 240 rad - neither have ever crashed. Fan on the X79 rad will spool up like a jet engine sometimes. The dual fans on the X99 rad never seem to come off min RPM. Both stay plenty cool - below 80C at most. Also using ECC RAM in both - 32g in X79, 64g in X99.
Can you really find a 1680v3 for $800? 8C/16T might be a nice upgrade to my X99 - if it will clock up a bit. The 1680 was way too expensive when I built this rig. At the time I think I gave over a grand for the 1650.
I'm not convinced the E5-16xx V4 series won't overclock - I thought all 1600's would, but I don't know anyone that is running a v4 to confirm.
Anyone know if the newly released W series will overclock?