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Upgrading old i7 930 to Xeon LGA 1366

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I'm upgrading my old rig which contains an i7 930 and am moving over to a Xeon X5675

What a price for that Xeon XD

Are these easy to overclock? I've seen they are great overclockers and average around 4.5ghz on air? I may do a custom loop for it tbh.

Using it as a second 3D render machine ... another question I have is the GPU. As it's going to be a second render machine utilising GPU rendering, it needs to be an Nvidia card. Would a gtx 1070 get good performance with this CPU? I assume there wouldn't be any bottleneck.

The motherboard is the Asus P6TD Deluxe with 12GB Corsair RAM.

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I had an x5660 @ 4.2GHz with a 1070Ti and it wasn't hitting the same graphics benchmark scores as other 1070Ti's, but it wasn't too far off. I'll see if i can find the scores. Shouldn't be enough to worry though...

They are easy to overclock. You could probably start at 4.2 with 200x21 with a slight bump to vcore and go from there. I had 3 of those chips and they all were happy to run at 4.2GHz without any messing around.
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Only problem with that platform is SATA II-USB 2.0
It would be nice to find some cheap motherboard with SATA III connector and USB 3.0 and upgrade that Xeon.

ASRock X58 Extreme 3
ASUS Rampage III Extreme
ASUS P6X58D Premium
EVGA SR-2 Classified
EVGA X58 Classified 3 E770
EVGA X58 FTW3
GIGABYTE X58A UD7
MSI X58A-GD65
MSI X58 Big Bang XPower

Maybe some more motherboards are compatible with SATA III and USB 3.0
With them you can get chip platform 20% slower than i7-8700K on stock in games, I mean 15-20% lower fps with latest GPU.
But Xeon should be compatible.

Problems are expensive and rear motherboards. If you can find them cheaper such platform mobo, cpu, memory could be bouth for 120$.
12GB of memory is more than enough for 64bit Windows 10.
Anyway for my taste better than Ryzen 3. But like I sad motherboards are overprice, because they died mostly and people have i9-980X-i9-990X and Xeons and if they stay without mobo no other choice than to pay 100-120$.

Same will be for 3-4 years when X99 boards become rear and people with i7-6900K or i7-6950X need new motherboard.
They will need to pay 200$ for RVE.

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The PCI Express can handle a Vega 7 or 2080 np http://www.3dmark.com/fs/19125137

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I have two Xeon X5675s in my ESXi Home Server. Haven't overclocked them though. What I do have overclocked is a Xeon W3690 which I am running at 4.25GHz. They're actually really easy to overclock and perform admirably. My Xeon W3690 acts as a stream server and has no issues outputting 1080p 60FPS at a higher quality and bit rate (H.264). These CPUs, running at over 4GHz, don't tend to bottleneck the 1070 that much if any (title dependant). For 3D rendering, you're not going to have issues feeding the GPU for compute tasks. At most I see 24% CPU usage when feeding the GPU for encoding tasks. Then again the CPU is feeding an AMD GPU (RX 590) using the AMD VCE encoder.

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Quote: Originally Posted by Vlada011 View Post
Only problem with that platform is SATA II-USB 2.0
It would be nice to find some cheap motherboard with SATA III connector and USB 3.0 and upgrade that Xeon.

ASRock X58 Extreme 3
ASUS Rampage III Extreme
ASUS P6X58D Premium
EVGA SR-2 Classified
EVGA X58 Classified 3 E770
EVGA X58 FTW3
GIGABYTE X58A UD7
MSI X58A-GD65
MSI X58 Big Bang XPower

Maybe some more motherboards are compatible with SATA III and USB 3.0
With them you can get chip platform 20% slower than i7-8700K on stock in games, I mean 15-20% lower fps with latest GPU.
But Xeon should be compatible.

Problems are expensive and rear motherboards. If you can find them cheaper such platform mobo, cpu, memory could be bouth for 120$.
12GB of memory is more than enough for 64bit Windows 10.
Anyway for my taste better than Ryzen 3. But like I sad motherboards are overprice, because they died mostly and people have i9-980X-i9-990X and Xeons and if they stay without mobo no other choice than to pay 100-120$.

Same will be for 3-4 years when X99 boards become rear and people with i7-6900K or i7-6950X need new motherboard.
They will need to pay 200$ for RVE.
You can just buy some cheap usb 3.0 / sata 6Gb/s pcie adapters to add support for boards not providing it. You can even run NVME SSDs as boot device (those providing legacy boot like 950 pro or using a EFI shell like DUET to use every non legacy boot nvme ssd).

Boards with best performance regarding to Sata speed are those which have the 9182 marvell adapter, but that are only a handfull of boards :
Asus Rampage III Black Edition
Gigabyte X58A-OC
Gigabyte G1 Series (Guerrilla, Assassin, Sniper)
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