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Certainly these chips are locked and can't be overclocked anyway?Only "k"chips can be overclocked?
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Yes I can see it now, Bank of America has replaced all its servers with SR2s at 4ghz to make Track happy.
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You keep missing the point.

ANY comparison between an overclocked SR2 and an Ivy Bridge Xeon is ludicrous. These chips are headed for mission critical servers where overclocking IS NOT AN OPTION (Banks, Trading, Credit Card Companies, Airlines Reservations, IRS, etc.).

RELIABILITY is the priority, and anything "overclocked" reduces that reliability and is therefore NOT AN OPTION.
Also the cost of the power used to OC those chips and too get rid of that excess heat dump would far exceed the intial cost of the E7 chips.
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Yes I can see it now, Bank of America has replaced all its servers with SR2s at 4ghz to make Track happy.
Yes! Because corporations need high end desktop equipment!
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admin my ass, you sound like a stubborn & naive child
I find that a lot of admins are know-it-alls...wouldn't be the first.
    
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You keep missing the point.

ANY comparison between an overclocked SR2 and an Ivy Bridge Xeon is ludicrous. These chips are headed for mission critical servers where overclocking IS NOT AN OPTION (Banks, Trading, Credit Card Companies, Airlines Reservations, IRS, etc.).

RELIABILITY is the priority, and anything "overclocked" reduces that reliability and is therefore NOT AN OPTION.


I know that!

I am talking about what these chips value to the overclocking community.

As already stated - nothing.

I know that they are great for servers, but like I said, I hate servers.
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That's fine. I just thought you were a troll and didn't want to start a flame war in the thread.



That's a wrong assumption.

The X5690 sells for 1,700$ for the same reason the 995x exists.

The X5660 is equivalent in performance and sells for 1,000$

So no, you're not paying much of a premium for the extra QPI.
The X5660 is clocked at 2.8GHz, unlike the 990X and the X5690 which are both clocked at 3.46GHz. So no, the X5660 is not equivalent in performance.

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Furthermore, it's not something that SHOULD cost more money because it doesn't cost any more to make.

I never said it was ridiculous. I said that it's not viable for the consumer segment of the market, which everyone here has taken out of context.
No, you said the prices were fake. I quote:

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That's obviously fake.
It doesn't matter how much it costs to make. Intel has valued it at that level and as long as it sells, the price will not change. As there is a market for chips that can run in dual and quad configurations, it will sell.


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Let's walk through the math, then:

SR-2 = 2 x 6 Cores/12 Threads = 12 Cores/24 Threads.

E7 = 2 x 10 Core/20 Threads = 20 Cores/40 Threads.

Now, the X5660s are clocked at 2.8Ghz, while the E7s are clocked at 2.2Ghz average.

The X5660s can overclock just like 980x, and will likely top out around 4.5Ghz on a TRUE.

So, if you will:
I won't.

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12 x 4.5Ghz = 54Ghz

20 x 2.2Ghz = 44Ghz + 15% = 50.6Ghz

Not to mention that the SR-2 will have VASTLY superior single-core performance.

SR-2 will cost 2,500$.

E7 will cost 8,000$+.

I hope you won't again.
If you really think the math works like that then I'm done here. There's no saving you.

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I know that!

I am talking about what these chips value to the overclocking community.

As already stated - nothing.

I know that they are great for servers, but like I said, I hate servers.
Why on earth are you talking about this chips value to the overclocking community? If it follows the same suit as the chipset it's replacing (1567), it won't overclock at all.
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Let's walk through the math, then:

SR-2 = 2 x 6 Cores/12 Threads = 12 Cores/24 Threads.

E7 = 2 x 10 Core/20 Threads = 20 Cores/40 Threads.

Now, the X5660s are clocked at 2.8Ghz, while the E7s are clocked at 2.2Ghz average.

The X5660s can overclock just like 980x, and will likely top out around 4.5Ghz on a TRUE.

So, if you will:

12 x 4.5Ghz = 54Ghz

20 x 2.2Ghz = 44Ghz + 15% = 50.6Ghz

Not to mention that the SR-2 will have VASTLY superior single-core performance.

SR-2 will cost 2,500$.

E7 will cost 8,000$+.



I hope you won't again.
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