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Intel X58

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So, I took the plunge on a used X58 as back in the day it would have been too expensive. Some people really look back on X58 and don't have anything bad to say about it other say it was the most stable platform Intel ever released so I'd like to ask why?

Others refer to X58 as a fun platform - Where is the fun in X58 where it may be lacking in other chipsets? - It's sort of making me laugh typing this out.

I understand it's an obsolete platform - The best CPU's that can be used are the Intel Xeon X5690, W3690 & i7 980 X / i7 990 X.

The MSI Big Bang X Power was up for grabs so thought I'd give this a good try out - There wasn't an original box but it did arrive with an Asus B450 TUF box in mint condition so there is a box.

RAID cards can be used to get SATA III ports as can USB 3 if needed.

Some general chatter about X58 and info would be helpful and I know some people still love the platform even though it's years old - Thanks
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if you still have a motherboard,sure it wort it build a x58


6 cores @ 4Ghz+, for less than 20$ (x5650 to x5670)
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paired with a good vga, you can add a 2070 without bottleneck in this machine

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As to why it is fun, it's the last "challenging" Intel platform to overclock, everything since then has basically been where if you increase voltage you can run at any multiplier for the most part.

I've got a bunch of 1366 stuff plus 2 SR-2 boards, those are fun to get going but a huge pain in the ass too lol.

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The SR-2 main hassle is its size - I'll find out about the X58 and am glad to have got the MSI X58 Big Bang X Power though it may be a while till I give it a run through
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Memory is a damn PITA with X58.


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I ran a Gigabyte GA-X58a-UD7 for 6-7 years with an i7 960 OC at 4.2Ghz and it was stable with no issues. I updated it with a W3690 running at 4.5Ghz and other than not having native SATA 3 ports, it ran fine with a GTX 1070, 1080, 1080Ti and RTX2080. In gaming tests i did, it was right there with my 7700K just a smidge under it. I literally just retired it for someone who was looking for this setup.

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I still think the X58 is the best platform. My friend is a professional digital photographer and is still rocking an eVGA X58 with an i7 970 I gave him back in 2011. It is maxed out with 24gb ram and is used daily for Photshop etc. He upgrades the video card (most recent is 1080), and that's about it.

2 years ago I got nostalgic and picked up a Sabertooth X58 and dropped a X5690 in it. I gave it to my brother-in-law a few months later. He is still using it as a daily driver! The CPU doesn't have the best IMC (currently running Mushkin 3x8gb DDR3 2133 at 1600), so I ordered a W3670 to tinker with. I paid $27 for the chip.

It's great to see others still interested in this platform.

<div class="post-sig post-sig-limit shazam usersig-click"><div class="reparse-sig-lineheight"><div><span></span><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span><span></span><div class="quote-block"><span>Originally Posted by </span><strong>DuckieHo</strong><span> </span><a href="showthread.php?s=bd8d1313c09af4210eda3f9b5ad 8a046&amp;p=4306551#post4306551"><img alt="go_quote.gif" src="http://static.overclock.net//img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a></div><span></span><div><span>Benchmarking is so boring......</span></div><span></span></div><span></span></div><span></span><a href="https://www.overclock.net/intel-motherboards/229532-essentials-overclocking-680i-nvidia-reference-boards.html">eVGA 680i Overclocking guide</a><span> .......... </span><a href="https://www.overclock.net/intel-motherboards/269840-asus-p5e-x38-thread.html">ASUS P5E/Rampage Formula Thread</a><span>.......... </span><a href="http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=521851" target="_blank">4.4GHz CPU-Z</a><br><br><div style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><a href="https://www.overclock.net/intel-motherboards/426626-official-rog-asus-rampage-formula-x48.html"><span><b>The Official Asus Rampage Formula Club</b></span></a></span></div></div></div>


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Yes x58 is nice still, next best is x79 and 1680v2 for good deals and longevity.

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Hello,

Whilst on the topic of X58, recently came over a motherboard that shipped with it 2 x E 5620 Xeon CPU's - (a derivative of X58)__not X58 but Intel 5520 chipset.

The top line chips are the X 5690 which work with the X58 motherboards - The E 5620 is a lesser chip that scores around 4777 benchmark points - As far as I know this can over clock.

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us...intel-qpi.html

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us...intel-qpi.html

https://www.game-debate.com/cpu/inde...cessor%20X5690

The specs seem to favour the X5690 slightly over the E 5620 if they are correct on game debate. The TDP is different - Will the E 5620 OC to a whisker of the X 5690 performance?


Apart from

Presumably this could be as powerful as the X 5690 ? - Is this correct? (with OC'ing?)
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5620 is okay but its 2.4ghz clock is pretty limiting, I never bothered trying to overclock one to be honest since they are the lowest end 5600 CPU with hyper threading enabled so their binning is pretty bad. If you are interested in a quad-core to overclock look at the 5677 or 5687 their clock is over 1ghz higher to start with.

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