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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-11-2019, 01:23 AM - Thread Starter
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Upgrade route from 3930k to Xeon

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I have an x79 system with a 3930k, p9x79 pro mobo and 32gig quad channel dominator ram @1866.

I mostly play Vermintide 2 with some occasional sc2 and diablo 3. 3930k is currently clocked @ 4Ghz. I havent had time to really overclock it.

I was considering the Xeon e5 2687wv2 8 core or the Xeon e5 2690 10 core. I am pretty sure they are plug and play on my platform. Is it a good idea to upgrade to them cost wise? I was considering jumping on the Ryzen 3900x but I feel like that is a huge jump in cost for little performance. I currently game on a ultra wide 3440p with a 1080gtx. Would I experience much drop in single core performance for the legacy games?

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The best upgrade would be the unlocked 8 core/16 thread Xeon 1680 V2 for x79. And it's still worth it, great cpu.

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I don't think the e5 2687v2 8 core or the Xeon e5 2690 are overclockable, are they?

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The best upgrade would be the unlocked 8 core/16 thread Xeon 1680 V2 for x79. And it's still worth it, great cpu.
Why would I opt for the Xeon 1680 V2 over the e5 2687wv2? I'm not very knowledgeable with Xeons so if i am missing something obvious, sorry about that.
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Why would I opt for the Xeon 1680 V2 over the e5 2687wv2? I'm not very knowledgeable with Xeons so if i am missing something obvious, sorry about that.
The 1680 v2 has an unlocked multiplier. Much like your 3930k. Which makes it easier to overclock. The 2687 isn't unlocked. So it is not recommend. As not all boards overclock locked chips.

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The 1680 v2 has an unlocked multiplier. Much like your 3930k. Which makes it easier to overclock. The 2687 isn't unlocked. So it is not recommend. As not all boards overclock locked chips.
The 2687 seems to turbo up to 4.0Ghz. Will a higher overclock be really achievable easily? I've never really had much success overclocking. I think i got the 3930k stable to 4.5 once. I did find this guide linked below. The 2687 seems plug and play.

Also, is it too soon to be really considering a cpu with higher than 8 cores? Im mostly gaming with some basic programming.

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The best upgrade would be the unlocked 8 core/16 thread Xeon 1680 V2 for x79. And it's still worth it, great cpu.
According to the motherboard website l;inked below that cpu isnt supported. Am I missing something?

https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards.../HelpDesk_CPU/
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It'll work for your board. Rampage IV Black says the same thing, up to 1660 V2, but I have the set up since 2015 working great.

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According to the motherboard website l;inked below that cpu isnt supported. Am I missing something?
All Asus X79 motherboards support every 16xx & 26xx Xeon. I jumped from 3930K to 2695v2. Gaming, as far as The Witcher 3 is concerned has been smoother than with my 3930 at stock. I upgraded to this as the price was great for 12 cores and I wanted to run some VM's. I was able to overclock this one to 3Ghz on all cores with bclk.

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